Libby Kane, CFEI

Libby Kane, CFEI, is the Executive Editor for Personal Finance Insider, Insider's personal finance section that incorporates affiliate and commerce partnerships into the news, insights, and advice about money Insider readers already know and love.  

She holds the Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) certification issued by the National Financial Educators Council. For 2021 and 2022, she is a member of the Insider Committe, a cross-team focus group working on making Insider an even better place to work.

Previously at Insider, she oversaw teams including Strategy, Careers, and Executive Life.

Her team at Insider has tackled projects including:

Women of Means, a series about women taking control of their finances

Inside the Racial Wealth Gap, an exploration of the causes, effects, and potential solutions of the racial wealth gap in the US

Strings Attached, a series of essays from people who have left insulated communities and how that journey affected their relationship with money

Master Your Money, a year-long guide for millennials on how to take control of their finances

The Road to Home, a comprehensive guide to buying your first house

Personal Finance Insider also rates, explains, and recommends financial products and services, whether that's the best travel credit card, the best investment apps, or the best homeowners insurance companies.

Outside of personal finance, she's written about everything from why Chinese children are so good at math to the business of dogs to hard truths about adulthood.

In September 2016, she helped launch Insider Netherlands in Amsterdam.

She's always interested in research, charts, and people: new and interesting research, compelling charts and other visuals, and people who are willing to share the details of their impressive financial accomplishments and strategies.

Before joining the company in March 2014, she was the associate editor at LearnVest, covering personal and behavioral finance.

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Here's why your bonus is taxed so high

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I dreaded trying to transfer Chase points between cards until I tried it, and I still can't believe how easy it was

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How to figure out if you should use credit, debit, or cash

Using cash vs a credit card might seem like a tricky choice, but in most cases, the answer is simple: Use credit, which records of your purchases.
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6 signs you're saving enough money

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12 simple sketches that perfectly illustrate the path to wealth and financial happiness

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10 things you probably don't know about college savings plans

You may have heard of a 529 savings plan, but its flexibility will surprise you.
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A Silicon Valley CTO says the workplace skills he'll make sure his children learn have nothing to do with tech

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News 2018-11-22T16:00:00Z

My best travel trick for high tourist season is a no-brainer, and I'm always shocked when people don't do it

The best trick I've found to save time on a trip seems blindingly obvious: Buy your tickets for tourist attractions online, before you go.
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12 terrible things that could happen if you don't do your taxes

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News 2018-08-15T19:28:00Z

17 real women share what it takes to land the job, grow your paycheck, and get ahead in your career

For International Women's Day, Business Insider asked regular women for their best career advice on learning, earning, and getting ahead.
News 2018-06-27T13:04:00Z

NYU Stern professor: Sustainability is 'good for humanity, but it's better for business'

Sustainability isn't just good for humanity — it's good for business, said Jeffrey Hollender, cofounder and former CEO of the sustainable consumer product company Seventh Generation, current co-CEO of Sustain Natural, and professor of sustainability at NYU Stern.
News 2018-06-26T14:36:00Z

Even one sub-par exec in a company can torpedo a successful CEO

A study about time allocation among corporate leadership published in the Harvard Business Review found that a CEO's direct reports affect their efficiency and effectiveness, and even one report lacking in performance can throw them off track.
News 2018-06-26T11:30:00Z

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

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News 2018-06-15T16:31:00Z

Online reviews tend to be overblown and largely useless, but there's a way to find the most accurate among them

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News 2018-06-12T16:30:17Z

Ryan Seacrest has figured out the perfect reply to any email, and it's only 2 words

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News 2018-06-11T12:50:00Z

The cofounder of SparkNotes got a flood of hate mail when his site went live — and he knew it was a good sign

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News 2018-06-07T13:34:00Z

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News 2018-06-05T13:39:48Z

Sallie Krawcheck thought she hated banking until she asked herself a question that led to her to become 'the most powerful woman on Wall Street'

Sallie Krawcheck spent years as a Wall Street exec, commonly called "the most powerful woman on Wall Street." But when she got her first investment banking job, she hated it, and went back to business school to transition into her dream jobs in media.
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I flew basic economy on both Delta and United within 72 hours — and the cheap seats aren't nearly as bad as people say

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How much a Big Mac costs around the world

McDonald's Big Mac is well-known around the world. In a global cost of living analysis, UBS compared the price of a Big Mac hamburger in 11 major cities.
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