Personal finance, entrepreneurship
Personal Finance Writer
University of South Florida


  • Has more than a decade of experience as a personal finance writer
  • Develops financial literacy curriculum for one of the largest nonprofits in the U.S. 
  • Works as a Certified Financial Education Instructor and teaches over 50 workshops annually


Allison Martin is a freelance contributor for The Balance. She is also a self-proclaimed money nerd with over 10 years of experience covering personal finance and entrepreneurship-related topics. 

Martin began her career as a contributor for Credit.com and has since started her own print and digital media company. Her work has been published in a host of reputable publications, including The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business, MoneyTalksNews, Investopedia, Experian, Credit.com, and The Simple Dollar.

When she's not writing, Martin travels around the nation facilitating financial literacy and entrepreneurship workshops to individuals from all walks of life. She also develops curriculum for one of the top nonprofits in the U.S.


Martin has a master's and bachelor's in accounting from the University of South Florida. She also holds the Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) designation from the National Financial Educators Council.