Derek Silva

Personal Finance Expert

Expertise

Taxes, personal finance

Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst (BS)

About

Derek is a personal finance editor at Policygenius in New York City, and an expert in taxes. He has been writing about estate planning, investing, and other personal finance topics since 2017. He especially loves using data to tell a story. His work has been covered by Yahoo Finance, MSN, Business Insider, and CNBC.

In the press

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Selected stories from Derek

What is a joint trust?

Updated January 14, 2022 | 5 min read

A joint trust is a single trust that’s created and funded with assets from two spouses

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Your guide to charitable tax deductions

Updated January 10, 2022 | 8 min read

Most people can deduct at least $300 to $600 of charitable donations made in 2021.

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What is a trustee?

Updated January 07, 2022 | 6 min read

A trustee is the person who manages your trust and an important part of your estate plan

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