About Dayana Yochim

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Dayana Yochim

Senior Writer/Editor

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Dayana Yochim is Senior Writer and Editor at Reink Media Group and investor.com. She is a personal finance writer with over 25 years of experience. Dayana focuses on bringing clarity and the occasional comedic aside to what is often a murky, humorless topic.

Her areas of expertise include retirement (IRAs, 401(k)s), beginning investing, budgeting, saving, debt, credit, couples’ finances and behavioral economics. Dayana knew she had officially arrived when her work was cited as a source on credit scoring on the “Credit score in the United States” Wikipedia page.

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Dayana is a sought-after source in personal finance and investing, having been interviewed by many top-tier U.S. networks and publications, including Good Morning America, ABC News, CBS News, Men's Health, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fatherly, and other major media outlets willing to clip a mic to her lapel.

Dayana’s professional priors include a stint as Lead Writer at NerdWallet, Editor, Writer and Podcaster at The Motley Fool and Senior Writer at HerMoney.com.

In 2003 Dayana authored and published The Motley Fool’s Guide to Couples and Cash: How to Handle Money With Your Honey.

She has also been a contributing author for a number of finance books including Jean Chatzky’s How to Money: Your Ultimate Visual Guide to the Basics of Finance, The Motley Fool Personal Finance Workbook: A Foolproof Guide to Organizing Your Cash and Building Wealth, and Money After 40: Building Wealth for a Better Life.

Dayana’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Woman’s Day, The Los Angeles Times, MarketWatch, USA Today, and Fox Business.

Dayana holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, just a few miles from where she grew up in Lawrence, Kansas.


Meet Dayana Yochim of Reink Media Group.

Some previously published work by Dayana


investor.com: Best Cashback Credit Cards

LA Times: How to manage your 401(k) in uncertain times

MarketWatch: Do you have enough retirement savings to last 23 years?

USA Today: Powerball jackpot will cost winners big bucks: Here's how

USA Today: Try these 4 mental tricks to save more for retirement

USA Today: 401(k) myths you can't afford to believe

Women's Day: Women's Day: How to beat bad spending habits

Women's Day: Money "mistakes" worth making

HerMoney: Ways to empower young women to manage their finances

HerMoney: The triple threat to your investment returns

NerdWallet: Financial goals: Where to begin

NerdWallet: How to find an old 401(k) -- and what to do with it

Fox Business: 5 Warren Buffett quotes can make you a better investor

The Motley Fool (video): Should I try to make money on my emergency stash?


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Dayana Yochim moderating a panel on financial well-being in the workplace at the National Press Club for the Aspen Institute
Dayana Yochim moderating a panel on financial well-being in the workplace at the National Press Club for the Aspen Institute. Photo by Katy Bryan, courtesy of the Aspen Institute

In addition to her research and writing, Dayana is a sought-after source in her own right, having been interviewed about personal finance issues by many top-tier U.S. networks and publications, including the New York Times, Real Simple, the Washington Post, Men's Health, Details and other outlets. Some highlights:

"Good Morning America": Experts answer your 401(k) questions

ABC News: Saving during tough times: Five questions to ask yourself

CBS News: Unusual ways lottery winners spent their money

Washington Post: Here's how much the average single American spends on their dating life

Fatherly: 17 Simple Ways to Save a Little Money Right Now

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