Cadence Bambenek
Investing, cryptocurrency, technology
Freelance Writer and Fact-Checker
University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • Freelance investing writer for The Balance since 2021
  • Detail-oriented fact-checker and reporter
  • Has a bachelor's from the University of Wisconsin-Madison


Cadence Bambenek is an experienced science and technology journalist and fact-checker. For The Balance, she focuses on retail investing, cryptocurrency, and general personal finance topics.

Cadence first started working at a financial technology startup before working in academia at Columbia University in New York. She's a bit of a jack of all trades, believing the variety of her experiences helps to round out and hone her writing and reporting.

Cadence has a bachelor's in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During college, she interned at Wisconsin State Journal, Business Insider, and Psychology Today.

When Cadence is not writing, she's often traveling, taking photos, and spending time with friends and family.