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Virginia C. McGuire

Freelance Personal Finance Writer — Freelance
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Writer, gardener, longtime cancer patient and erstwhile librarian. Leo's mom. Obsessed with real estate.

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I'm a personal finance writer covering banking, credit cards, small business and investing topics for NerdWallet, a consumer finance company based in San Francisco.

I also write about real estate for the New York Times.

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@vcmcguire — 2,269 followers, 39,258 tweets

@addycat Yes, I am very generous to the neighborhood squirrels. (We never get apples)
@michaelerard but doesn’t everybody do this a little? Okay, for some maybe “watches Netflix” could be replaced with “reads Twitter.” But still.
The apple trees still aren’t blooming outside here in Philadelphia, but I forced these cuttings after I had my espalier apples pruned last month. #flowerreport
@mikeyil My mother still contends that when a toddler me said “hold you?” instead of “hold me?” she felt like I was holding her.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I began my journalism career as a freelancer for the New York Times.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I took a typing class on a computer in high school, but found it useless and taught myself to type on an electric typewriter at home.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Stephen Colbert