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About the Equifax Finance Blog

The Equifax Finance Blog features practical personal finance advice from the most trusted name in credit for over 100 years and some of the best-known experts in the industry on topics like insurance, real estate, tax, retirement and of course, credit. Get answers to your money questions and the latest information to help you make smart choices about your financial life.

Ilyce Glink , Managing Editor


Ilyce Glink is the author of over a dozen books, including the bestselling 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask and Buy, Close, Move In! Her nationally syndicated column, "Real Estate Matters," appears in newspapers from coast-to-coast, and her Expert Real Estate Tips YouTube channel has nearly 4 million views. She is the Managing Editor of the Equifax Finance Blog, publisher of ThinkGlink.com, and owner of digital communications agency Think Glink Media. In addition to her WSB radio show and WGN radio contributions, she is also a frequent guest on National Public Radio. Ilyce is a frequent contributor to Yahoo and CBS News.

Janet Dedrick


Janet Dedrick is a Strategic Consultant with the Equifax Analytical Center of Excellence. Janet covers US Consumer credit trends reporting and analysis in addition to supporting Equifax client analytical initiatives. Prior to Equifax, Janet worked in the financial services industry in various roles, including risk management and banking regulatory policy areas. Janet holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Diane Moogalian


Diane Moogalian is Vice President of Operations for Equifax Personal Solutions. Prior to joining Equifax in 2007, Diane held several strategic roles with leading financial services companies. Diane graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing and Economics) and earned a Certificate in International Business from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Eva Rosenberg


Eva Rosenberg is the Internet’s TaxMama®. She answers tax questions and provides a free daily TaxQuips podcast, a weekly Ask TaxMama® ezine, and a wealth of resources to help folks like you deal with your personal and business tax issues at TaxMama.com. In addition to this Equifax blog, Eva is a syndicated national columnist, writing for Dow Jones’ MarketWatch.com tax resource. She teaches tax law and representation to tax professionals at TaxMama’s IRS Exam Review Courses, www.IRSExams.com . A popular speaker at tax workshops for Internet businesses, organizations, and tax professionals, Eva shows you the fun side of taxes and the IRS, while saving you buckets of money. If TaxMama® doesn’t know the loopholes, who does? TaxMama® is a favorite guest of radio show hosts around the country, because she’s usually got an interesting and helpful twist on tax laws and strategies¬and what a voice! Eva holds a BA in accounting, an MBA in international business and is an Enrolled Agent, meaning she is authorized to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Eva has well over 20 years’ experience solving taxpayers’ problems, doing tax returns, helping businesses, and teaching both tax pros and the public about taxes.

Steve Cook


Steve Cook is editor and co-publisher of Real Estate Economy Watch and was Vice President for Public Affairs at the National Association of Realtors. He is a member of the board of the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Twice he has been named one of the 100 most influential people in real estate. Cook provides public relations consulting services to real estate companies, financial services companies, and trade associations, including some of the leading companies in online residential real estate.

Teri Cettina


Teri Cettina is a personal finance and parenting writer/blogger. Her byline has appeared in publications such as Reader’s Digest, Real Simple, Parents, Parenting and Better Homes + Gardens. She also manages her own blog: Your Family Money. Prior to becoming a freelancer, she was an employee communications writer & editor for a large regional bank. She and her husband have two daughters. Follow her on Twitter: @TeriCettina.

Miranda Marquit


Miranda Marquit is a freelance writer and professional blogger specializing in financial topics. She writes about personal and family finance, small business and entrepreneurship, and investing for beginners. Her work appears on numerous financial web sites, including, Yahoo! Finance, Business Insider, MSN Money, U.S. News & World Report, and Wise Bread. Miranda has also covered science and technology for online and offline publications, including Discover magazine. In the past, Miranda’s writing has been linked to from the New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Consumerist, and she has appeared on American Public Media’s Marketplace. Miranda is the author of Confessions of a Professional Blogger: How I Make Money as an Online Writer and has her own financial blog, Planting Money Seeds.

Steve Repak


Steve Repak, CFP®, is a Professional Speaker, Army veteran, and the author of Dollars & Uncommon Sense: Basic Training For Your Money. Steve was selected the 1995 Fort Bliss, Texas Non Commissioned Officer of the Year and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Management Communications from Amridge University. Steve has been a frequent guest on Fox and Friends, Fox Business, 700 Club, and CNN Headline News.  Steve has been interviewed on NPR, Bloomberg Radio, Market Watch Radio, Wall Street Journal Radio, and many other National and Regional Shows. Steve’s work has been featured in Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, BusinessWeek, New York Post, Chicago Tribune, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance & USA Today. For more information about Steve and his book you can visit www.dollarsanduncommonsense.com

Alanna McCargo


Alanna McCargo is a housing and financial services executive and personal finance writer and advocate. She is a public speaker on hot topics in financial services and the housing market, and she writes a personal finance blog called “Matter of Money.” She is an active volunteer and serves on the board of directors for the Women in Housing & Finance Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to advancing financial literacy, housing policy issues, and education programs for women, children, and under-served communities. Follow Alanna on Twitter @myhomematters.