Derek Silva

Personal Finance Expert


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.


  • Derek has a B.S. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Latest by Derek Silva

Qualified retirement plans

Updated July 13, 2021

The most common types of taxes

Updated July 2, 2021

How an IRS audit works

Updated June 30, 2021

All about the 2021 child tax credit

Updated June 30, 2021

What is an amended tax return?

Updated June 18, 2021