Kelli Grant is the senior editor for Grow. She is one of only a handful of working journalists to have earned the Certified Financial Planner™ designation, which recognizes financial advisors who meet education, experience, and ethics requirements, and have passed a tough industry exam. Before Grow, Kelli was a personal finance reporter for CNBC.com. Previously, she was the senior consumer reporter at MarketWatch and SmartMoney. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, and Family Circle, among other publications. Kelli holds a master's degree in personal financial planning from Kansas State University, and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ithaca College.