Kate Ashford is a freelance journalist and content writer who specializes in personal finance, work, health, and consumer trends. She's a contributing writer for Forbes and Monster, and her work has appeared in more than two dozen print and online publications, including the BBC, Family Circle, Fitness, Good Housekeeping, Health, LearnVest, MoneyWatch, More, Parade, Parents, Prevention, Real Simple, Redbook, Self, Shape, Woman's Day, and Women's Health. She's also created content for a wide variety of financial clients, including Chase, Citi, Prudential, and SoFi. 

Prior to going freelance in 2007, she worked at both Good Housekeeping and Money, where she covered personal finance, insurance, travel, and consumer trends. She's also held freelance positions at Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Entertainment Weekly. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, CBS, and local New York TV stations, as well as several radio shows. She was nominated for a Business Journalist of the Year Award in 2008.

Kate holds a bachelor's in sociology from the University of Virginia and a master's in journalism from Northwestern University. She lives in Westchester, New York with her husband and two daughters.