Alex Hillsberg holds an MA in Economics at the University of Denver, where he has also earned his BA in Journalism Studies at the School of Media, Film, and Journalism. He started writing freelance for various local papers covering politics, business, and features, before specializing on the finance beat during his internship at Denver Business News. Alex has a keen interest in the stock market, small and medium enterprises, and personal finance, pursuing news, stories, and issues around these topics for nearly twenty years. He has written for financial websites and hosted a number of blogs dedicated to helping average Americans pursue their financial goals, and is currently one of the veteran finance writers at