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Sarah Szczypinski

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About Me

I am a journalist specializing in finance, parenting, health, and lifestyle. I'm currently a staff writer for The Motley Fool and The Balance, and a contributing journalist for The TODAY Show's parenting section.

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My Writing Samples

The 'happiness gap': What having kids really does to your marriage

Americans are quick to describe parenting as the most rewarding experience of their lives, but research suggests that the reality is more complicated, especially when it comes to maintaining a happy marriage.

https://www.today.com/parents/does-having-children-destroy-happy-marriage-t113028

PTSD affects 1 in 11 new moms... so why don't we hear more about it?

Approximately nine percent of postpartum women suffer from PTSD according to Postpartum Support International, and yet, clinical research aimed at new mothers is scarce, especially compared to postpartum depression.

https://www.today.com/parents/post-partum-ptsd-affects-1-11-new-moms-t111607

Couples Are Hiding Financial Skeletons Like Major Purchases and Secret Bank Accounts

According to a 2016 Harris Poll done on behalf of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), 42% of adults in the U.S. reported that they have purposely deceived their partners in matters of household finance.

http://time.com/money/4544271/financial-relationships-hide-major-purchase/

6 Ways to Get Paid What You're Worth

For some professionals, the topic of salary can be more uncomfortable than the interview itself. A Salary.com survey revealed that 18% of job candidates don't negotiate annual compensation at all, sacrificing the potential for greater earnings and career satisfaction. While there are limits to every job offer, there are a few strategies that could help you in the negotiation process.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/6-ways-paid-youre-worth-100000696.html

How to pay for grad school as a working adult

A bachelor's degree isn't what it used to be. More and more, employers are searching for candidates with exemplary qualifications. A 2014 CareerBuilder survey revealed that 20% of employers targeted candidates with master's degrees for jobs that previously required a bachelor's. Earning an advanced degree is crucial, but that doesn't mean it's affordable.

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-pay-for-grad-school-as-a-working-adult-2017-8

6 things you should be saving for -- but aren't

Saving money is a tall order for the average American. In fact, 69% have less than $1,000 in the bank according to a 2016 GoBankingRates survey. Whether you're on a tight budget or simply unskilled at personal finance, the time to change is now.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/23/pf/expenses-to-save-for/index.html

Experience

Columnist

I write a weekly column about the gig economy.

Company: The Balance

I worked there from 1/2018 until now

Journalist

I write about personal finance and the stock market.

Company: The Motley Fool

I worked there from 5/2017 until now

The Today Show

I write about parenting and health.

Company: Contributing Journalist

I worked there from 5/2017 until now

Technical Writer

I wrote admin and user manuals to accompany kCura's e-discovery legal software.

Company: kCura

I worked there from 1/2008 until 1/2010

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