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About us

Our Mission

Finance 101 is your guide to finance, demystified.

Welcome to Finance 101, a digital magazine unlike any other financial magazine. We deliver interesting, relevant content that allows you to learn about personal finance in an entertaining way. Finance 101 is neither a blog nor a fact sheet. It is a useful guide that answers the questions that matter in a candid voice. It’s kind of like that research junky friend of yours is giving you a download of their findings.

We realize that, generally speaking, financial knowledge is passed down from generation to generation. If you haven’t been lucky enough to have that wisdom in your gene pool or have had access to worldly mentors, mastering your finances can feel like an uphill battle. That’s where we come in.

Our Writers

Team Member Sydney Baum-Haines

Sydney Baum-Haines

Sydney is an Ecology, Evolution and Behavior major. She holds her degree from the University of Minnesota. She is an avid champion of the animal kingdom and environmental preservationist. Her studies in the life sciences aim to conserve our planet's precious resources.

Team Member Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown

Taylor acquired his Neuroscience degree from UCSD and studied Biology at Stanford University. His work in the field of cognitive and psychology and medicine is centered around improving the human psyche. He is an advocate of nature, music, and the pursuit of scientific discovery.

Team Member Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Mark is the purveyor of Science 101. His background encompasses design, art history, and physics. His contributions to the media market includes film, TV, fiction books, and art installations. He enjoys unlocking the secrets of life’s darkest mysteries using the power of science.

Team Member Jonathan D. Grinstein, Ph.D.

Jonathan D. Grinstein, Ph.D.

Jonathan's has an undergraduate education in Neural Science and Philosophy and a doctorate in Biomedical Science. He has studied how the brain forms memories and how individual cells make decisions to generate different body parts. His writing focuses on the intersection of neuroscience and mental health.

Team Member Spud Majors

Spud Majors

Sent to space on an experimental voyage, Spud's mission went awry and he was stranded in the abyss to fend for himself. Using his scientific intellect, he acquired a galaxy's worth of knowledge, then returned to deliver the wisdom for our benefit.

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