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John Egan

John Egan is a freelance writer and content marketing strategist in Austin, Texas. His specialties include personal finance, real estate, and health and wellness. John’s work has appeared on CreditCards.com, Bankrate, Forbes Advisor, Experian, The Balance and U.S. News & World Report.

What Is an Insurance Underwriter?

An insurance underwriter combs through an insurance application to gauge the applicant’s risk and determine whether to extend coverage—and, if so, what the cost and limits of the coverage will be. Usually, with help from software, they make decisions about auto, homeowners, life, disability, or business insurance, for example. Are you considering a career in …

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What Does an Accountant Do?

Accountants are key figures in helping organizations and people keep their finances in order. For instance, they might ensure a company’s financial records are correct and legal or file someone’s annual tax returns. In other words, they handle money matters. But what does an accountant do in their day-to-day work life? In this guide, we …

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What Is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?

A certified public accountant (CPA) is an accounting professional who passed a standard CPA exam and met their state’s requirements for experience and education to become licensed. A CPA can hold down any number of jobs, such as tax accountant, financial analyst, internal auditor, chief financial officer and accounting professor. As the American Institute of …

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