Deborah L. Jacobs HeadshotDeborah L. Jacobs is a lawyer, entrepreneur and award-winning journalist who has covered everything from travel to taxes. Her articles, for The New York Times, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Businessweek and many other publications, have been widely cited and circulated. Readers appreciate her clear, concise explanations of complex subjects and her ability to combine real-life stories with reassuring, practical advice.

Jacobs is a former senior editor at Forbes, where she wrote for the “Money & Investing” section of Forbes magazine and was a key contributor to its bi-annual Investment Guide. She also wrote a heavily trafficked personal finance blog for Forbes Media. After a three-year hiatus, she has relaunched the blog here, on her own platform. (You can use the sign-up box below to subscribe.)

A dynamic speaker, Jacobs has been interviewed as an expert on financial strategies by reporters from many different media outlets, including The New York Times, Bloomberg News, U.S. News & World Report, MarketWatch, Reuters and CBS TV.

A native of New York and a graduate of Barnard College, Jacobs received her J.D. degree from Columbia Law School and her M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She now divides her time between New York City and France.