Sam Becker

Contributing Reporter

Education

Washington State University

Featured in

CNBC, Business Insider, Fortune, Curbed

About

Sam Becker is a contributing reporter at Policygenius, where he covers personal finance and insurance news. Previously, he was a senior writer at CNBC, and his writing has appeared in Business Insider, Fortune, Curbed, and elsewhere. He's also the founder of Xyston, a boutique editorial services firm, where he's worked with top finance brands like SoFi, Goldman Sachs, Acorns, Stash, and Vise. Sam is also the author of the finance and strategy-focused "Not Pretty, Not Rich," a newsletter about doing things the hard way.

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Selected stories from Sam

'More coffins than cradles': How COVID-19 could permanently change the economy

Published April 12, 2022 | 5 min read

The economic consequences of the pandemic could linger for years

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24 states don't require personal finance education — and it cost you $1,389 last year

Published March 28, 2022 | 4 min read

Financial illiteracy cost the average person $1,389 in 2021, according to a recent survey from the National Financial Educators Council

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How to hack your driving habits to save money on gas

Updated  | 4 min read

Gas prices haven't been this high in over a decade, but you can still find ways to save at the pump

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