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Virginia C. McGuire

Philadelphia
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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Biography

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 — 2,272 followers, 38,644 tweets

Nov 18, 2017

@wynkenhimself This is the best thing ever. I love that trade is for something not even game-related.

Nov 18, 2017

@saragoldrickrab Def not a total solution, but it helps some students, esp if their schedule clusters several classes all on one day, with 1-2 hours break between. (Source: Have worked part time at the Community College of Phila library since 2004.)

Nov 18, 2017

@saragoldrickrab Professors should *always* put required texts on reserve in the library. It means some students can avoid buying books, or avoid buying all of them.

Nov 18, 2017

@jbj No kidding. This morning I yelled at L for turning on the sound on a Vietnam War game. I lasted like 12 seconds before being all REALLY, KID?!?

Nov 18, 2017

@kelly_j_baker Yeah. Best not to call my neighbor “that Mexican” in front of me.

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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