Michael Rubin

  • Writes the popular Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck blog
  • Has appeared in various media, including Fox News Chicago, CNN Money.com, latimes.com, The Wall Street Journal, SmartMoney.com, Chicago Tribune, Financial Advisor Magazine, and Investment News
  • Founded a personal finance education company


Michael Rubin is a former writer for The Balance. He covered retirement planning and investment strategies for almost three years. 

Rubin began his career with two of the former Big Six accounting firms before founding Total Candor, LLC in 2005, a personal financial education company.

He took the position of Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer of Sleepnet Corporation in 2010 where he served until 2017. 

Rubin has served as Vice President of Commercial Operations with Amadeus IT Group since 2017.

Awards and Publications 


Rubin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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