How Our Professional Contributors Help the Community

RetireGuide’s experts are trusted authorities who break down complex financial and health care policy topics for consumers. They contribute to RetireGuide by authoring content, providing industry insight and reviewing our pages to ensure all information is factual, clear and reliable.

Experts who contribute to RetireGuide include financial analysts, certified public accountants, Social Security advisors and insurance professionals. RetireGuide contributors are respected experts in their field who enrich our site with objective, verifiable and evidence-based information.

We vet and research each contributor to ensure they meet our high standards for education, formal training, credentials, membership in professional societies and reputation among consumers and peers. By sharing their knowledge and insight, our contributors offer readers like you a credible source of financial information you can trust.

Awards, Honors and Professional Affiliations

Our financial and health care policy experts are members of esteemed professional organizations, including the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE), the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors and the National Association of Enrolled Agents.

Many have won awards for exceptional performance and service in the industry.

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Top Publications

Our experts’ background and understanding of finance and health care have been featured in industry trade publications and national news outlets, including Kiplinger, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes and Bloomberg.

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Additional Experts Featured on RetireGuide

Not all experts on RetireGuide write or review content. Some researchers, professors and certified professionals choose to provide valuable quotes and information during interviews conducted by RetireGuide staff writers.

Financial experts quoted in RetireGuide’s content are held to the same high standards as contributors and reviewers. They must have verified credentials relevant to the topic — including memberships to professional societies and certifications from established educational institutions.

  • Justin Chidester
    Justin Chidester, CFP, AFC Financial Planner and Founder of Wealth Mode Financial Planning
  • Barbara O'Neill
    Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP, CRPC, AFC, CHC Rutgers University Professor and CEO of Money Talk
  • Erin Kidd
    Erin Kidd, EA, AFC Tax Individual Program Manager at Thompson Greenspon
  • Susan Greenhalgh
    Susan Greenhalgh, AFC Accredited Financial Counselor and President of Mind Your Money, LLC
  • Adrienne Ross
    Adrienne Ross, AFC, CFP, ChFC Financial Planner and Founder of Clear Insight Financial Planning LLC
  • Robert Rossen
    Robert Rosen Financial Advisor at Edward Jones
  • Mark Cavalieri
    Mark Cavalieri, LUTCF, CWC Associate Director of Multiyear Guaranteed Annuity Sales at SMS Financial Solutions
  • Julianne Miller
    Julianne Miller, AFC Accredited Financial Counselor and Daily Money Manager
  • Steve Rohrig
    Steve Rohrig, CLU, ChFC, RICP, CASP Insurance Expert and Associate Director of Training at Senior Market Sales
  • Christie Tornikoski
    Christie Tornikoski, EA, AFC Tax Accountant at Spire Financial Consulting
  • Brad Martin
    Brad Martin Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Coordinator for United Way of Southwest Alabama
  • Sandy Block
    Sandy Block Senior Editor at Kiplinger Personal Finance
  • Keri Norris
    Keri Norris Attorney and Chief Legal Officer at LegalShield
  • Rachel Wilson
    L. Rachel Wilson Attorney at Nest Estate Planning
  • Mary Kay Buysse
    Mary Kay Buysse Executive Director of the National Association of Senior & Specialty Move Managers

Medicare and Health Care Experts

RetireGuide’s Medicare-related pages quote reputable policy experts who understand the complexity of government’s legislative impact on health care.

Medicare experts on RetireGuide work for government agencies and trusted nonprofit organizations, including the Kaiser Family Foundation, The Senior Citizens League, the National Academy for State Health Policy and the Patient Advocate Foundation.

Their backgrounds and years of experience enrich Medicare-related news and relevant articles on our site.

  • Tricia Neuman, Expert on Senior Heath Care
    Tricia Neuman Executive Director of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy
  • Shannon Hohl
    Shannon Hohl Program Supervisor of Idaho's Senior Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA) Program
  • Caitlin Donovan
    Caitlin Donovan Health Care Policy Expert at the National Patient Advocate Foundation
  • Trish Riley
    Trish Riley Executive Director of the National Academy for State Health Policy
  • Mary Johnson
    Mary Johnson Policy Analyst and Editor with the Senior Citizens League
  • Anne Chasler
    Anne Chansler Statewide Program Director of Florida Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE)
  • Rebecca Kinney
    Rebecca Kinney Director of the Administration for Community Living’s Office of Healthcare Information & Counseling

Interested in Becoming an Expert Contributor?

Our content is written and reviewed by trusted professionals who specialize in retirement planning and Medicare. If you are interested in contributing to RetireGuide, email Managing Editor Emily Powell at for more information.

Last Modified: July 6, 2021