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. His work has been covered by Yahoo Finance, MSN, Business Insider, and CNBC.

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Latest by Derek Silva

What is a 1099 & will I get one?

Updated February 26, 2021

Should a married couple file taxes jointly or separately?

Updated February 25, 2021

Does a trust avoid probate?

Updated February 19, 2021

When to pay taxes on GameStop stocks

Updated February 18, 2021

What you need to know about 2021 taxes

Updated February 15, 2021