Rachel Morgan Cautero

  • More than a decade of journalism experience
  • Has covered personal finance and other topics for publications including LearnVest, Forbes, and The New York Daily News.
  • Writes for The Balance's Getting Started With Money section, where she covers topics of interest to young people navigating money issues for the first time.


Rachel has served as Managing Editor and Social Media Manager for several publications, most recently at DailyWorth, a finance publication for women. Prior to that, she was the News and Content Editor at FlockU, a media startup geared toward a college readership.

Along with her financial writing for The Balance, she is a regular finance contributor to LearnVest and Northwestern Mutual's Life & Money. She has also worked in the newspaper and magazine industries, writing on everything from nuclear energy to lifestyle topics.

Rachel has also been published in The New York Observer, The Local: East Village (a New York Times publication), Technical.ly Philly, US Weekly, South Jersey Magazine, SJ Biz, House & Home, Observer Home, Philadelphia Family magazine, Shalereporter.com, The New York Daily News, Haute Living Magazine, and FlockU.com. Rachel has also appeared on Cheddar Life.


Rachel holds an M.A. from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU, and a B.A. in English with a minor in Journalism from Wittenberg University.

About The Balance and Dotdash

The Balance makes personal finance easy to understand. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on managing your money. Whether you’re looking to invest, buy a home, save for retirement, or achieve another financial goal, The Balance will answer your questions with straightforward personal financial advice.

The Balance is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the internet, according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.