The mission of RetireGuide.com is to provide seniors with resources that will help them reach important financial decisions that affect their retirement. Our goal is to arm our readers with knowledge that will lead to a healthy and financially sound retirement.
Meet the RetireGuide.com Writers
We are a team of experienced journalists, researchers, editors and outreach coordinators who understand the topics that matter most to retirees and those approaching retirement. Based in Orlando, Florida, we collaborate with experts and financial institutions throughout the U.S. to cover Medicare, life insurance, annuities and retirement planning.
Terry Turner is an Emmy-winning journalist with more than 30 years of professional experience. In his career, Terry has covered benefits, spending and congressional action on federal programs such as Social Security and Medicare. He is a member of the National Wellness Institute, and past member of the American Medical Writers Association and The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates.
Rachel Christian covers annuities, Medicare, life insurance and other important retirement topics. Her journalism career includes stops in Indiana and Florida, where she wrote about government regulations, finance and policy reform. She is a member of the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education.
Matt Mauney is an award-winning journalist, editor, writer and content strategist with more than 15 years of professional experience working for nationally recognized newspapers and digital brands. He has contributed content for ChicagoTribune.com, LATimes.com, The Hill and the American Cancer Society, and he was part of the Orlando Sentinel digital staff that was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2017.
Christian Simmons has worked as a professional journalist since 2016. He covers Medicare and other important retirement topics. Before joining the RetireGuide.com team, Christian produced content for the Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun Sentinel and United Way Worldwide. He is a former winner of a Florida Society of News Editors journalism contest and holds a master’s degree in integrated business from the University of Central Florida.
Meet the RetireGuide.com Experts
Retireguide.com experts are respected in the Medicare, life insurance, annuities and retirement planning industries and share in our commitment to disseminating only beneficial and trustworthy information. As financial reviewers, these experts rely on their professional experience, formal training and education to evaluate our content for accuracy and relevance.
Toby Walters, CFA® is a senior financial analyst with over 25 years of financial research experience. He is a member of CFA Society Boston and has helped create questions for the CFA Society Practice Exam. He is also involved with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs of the Internal Revenue Service.
Ebony J. Howard, CPA is a certified public accountant with a background in accounting, personal finance, and income tax planning and preparation. She specializes in analyzing financial information in the health care, banking and real estate sectors. She holds a dual degree bachelor’s and master’s in accounting from Clark Atlanta University.
Eric Estevez is a duly licensed independent insurance broker and a former financial institution auditor with more than a decade of professional financial experience. He has specialized in federal, state and local compliance for both large and small businesses and has worked as a freelance bookkeeper.
Cyrus E. Bamji is head of communications for the Alliance for Lifetime Income, a nonprofit consumer education association made up of 22 financial service companies. He leads ALI’s financial communications, media relations, digital and content development focused on educating consumers about annuities and protected income. He has held various executive positions, including vice president at AARP.
John Clark is a certified long-term care and national Social Security advisor and the owner of Senior Solutions Insurance Agency in Palm City, Florida. Over the past 15 years, he has helped hundreds of retirees and older clients navigate the complex Medicare system.
Bob Glaze is a specialist in Medicare insurance coverage with more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. He is currently licensed to sell insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
As a Medicare insurance coverage specialist, Shelly Coon helps clients learn about Medicare options and select the right plans for their needs. She has worked in the insurance industry since 1999.
At RetireGuide.com, we take pride in our editorial integrity. We operate independent of our partner, Senior Market Sales, and do not accept money from outside advertisers.
Our editorial policy adheres to strict guidelines to ensure quality and transparency in our content. All information on RetireGuide.com is thoroughly researched and properly sourced from federal agencies and nonprofit organizations, reputable news outlets, peer-reviewed journals and interviews with financial advisors and other experts.
Through our network of industry experts, we provide in-depth guides and other resources tailored to seniors and anyone planning for retirement.
RetireGuide LLC has a partnership with Senior Market Sales (SMS), a full-service insurance marketing organization based in Omaha, Nebraska. The content of our website benefits from the expertise of Senior Market Sales’ expansive network of financial advisors and insurance experts.
SMS has helped clients find insurance solutions nationwide since 1985. The company carries an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is involved with several national trade associations, including the National Association of Health Underwriters and the National Association for Fixed Annuities.