The mission of RetireGuide 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 Our Teams
We are a team of experienced journalists, researchers and editors 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 has more than 30 years of journalism experience, including covering benefits, spending and congressional action on federal programs such as Social Security and Medicare. He is a Certified Financial Wellness Facilitator through the National Wellness Institute and the Foundation for Financial Wellness and a member of the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE®).
Christian Simmons is a writer for RetireGuide and a member of the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE®). He covers Medicare and important retirement topics. Christian is a former winner of a Florida Society of News Editors journalism contest and has written professionally since 2016.
Lindsey Crossmier is an accomplished writer with experience working for The Florida Review and Bookstar PR. As a financial writer, she covers Medicare, life insurance and dental insurance topics for RetireGuide. Research-based data drives her work.
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.
Savannah Pittle is a professional writer and editor with over 16 years of professional experience across multiple industries. She has published in mediums such as The Huffington Post, Southern Living and Interior Appeal Magazine. She has also ghostwritten for entrepreneurs and industry leaders.
Lamia Chowdhury has over three years of marketing experience in the finance industry. She has written copy for both digital and print pieces ranging from blogs, radio scripts and search ads to billboards, brochures, mailers and more.
Michael Santiago is a seasoned writer and editor with over 10 years of experience across diverse industries. He became a senior financial editor at RetireGuide in 2023, where he coordinates with a panel of experts to create accurate and captivating content.
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.
Lee Williams is a professional writer, editor and content strategist with 10 years of professional experience working for global and nationally recognized brands. He has contributed to Forbes, The Huffington Post, SUCCESS Magazine, AskMen.com, Electric Literature and The Wall Street Journal. His career also includes ghostwriting for Fortune 500 CEOs and published authors.
RetireGuide strives to provide visitors with valuable resources and educational content that will help them achieve a financially secure retirement. The outreach team connects with experts in the fields of insurance, retirement planning and Medicare and engages with the community through social media to keep followers abreast of important industry news and trends.
Caitlyn McGonigal manages RetireGuide's social media, and strives to connect readers with resources that will ease their retirement planning. Caitlyn graduated from Drexel University in 2021, and joined the RetireGuide outreach team soon after. Caitlyn is passionate about ensuring the information needed to plan a successful retirement is accessible and easy to understand.
Kayley joined the RetireGuide team as an outreach coordinator in June 2021 upon receiving her bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She's driven to help the retirement community by connecting them to trustworthy, informational resources in preparation for their golden years.
Zach joined the RetireGuide team in January 2023 as an outreach coordinator. With a background in financial education and investment strategies, he’s driven to help individuals find their best path to retirement and financial security.
Aimee Stemples is a senior at the University of Central Florida, and plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. Joining the RetireGuide team in June of 2023, Aimee is enthusiastic about bridging the gap between readers and the resources that lead them to a happy and healthy retirement.
RetireGuide 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 and insurance reviewers, these experts rely on their professional experience, formal training and education to evaluate our content for accuracy and relevance.
At RetireGuide, we take pride in our editorial integrity. We operate independent of our partners, 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.
Accredited by the Better Business Bureau
RetireGuide holds an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau.
The BBB determines ratings based on trust and reliability factors, including a company’s interactions with consumers, customer reviews, licensing, and ethical advertising practices.
RetireGuide LLC has partnerships with both Senior Market Sales (SMS) and GoHealth.
SMS is a full-service insurance marketing organization based in Omaha, Nebraska. They have 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.
GoHealth is a leading health insurance marketplace with a mission to improve access to healthcare in America. They use technology, agents, and expertise to cut through the confusion and get customers enrolled in a plan with the right coverage and benefits. They’ve built a sophisticated technology platform that leverages modern machine learning algorithms powered by nearly two decades of insurance purchasing behavior.