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.

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Journalist on a deadline? Our press team can connect you with our experts to discuss insurance, personal finance, and more. They're also pretty friendly.

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Policygenius content follows strict guidelines for editorial accuracy and integrity. Learn about our editorial standards and how we make money.

Selected stories from Derek

Best cities to invest in real estate in 2022

Looking to buy a rental house to diversify your investments? We crunched the numbers and found the best 25 U.S. cities for real estate investing.

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What are the requirements for a will to be valid?

Updated October 19, 2021 | 5 min read

The requirements to make a valid will vary by state, but you generally need to be at least 18 and of sound mind, potentially also needing two witnesses when you sign

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Here's why the IRS is cool with procrastinators

Published October 12, 2021 | 4 min read

And why everyone may want an extension

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