Colin Graves is a personal finance writer and managing editor with a client list that includes some of the most prominent voices in the personal finance community.
His work has appeared in publications like Forbes, WalletHacks, MapleMoney, RetireHappy, Rocket Mortgage, and more.
Colin has more than 24 years of banking experience, including 15 as a people leader with a Top 10 North American financial institution.
During his time in the banking industry, Colin managed books of business in excess of $1 billion and won awards for outstanding leadership and customer service.
He understands the financial challenges today’s families face and believes that improving your financial situation is less about numbers and more about mindset.
- Managing Editor at MapleMoney, Retire Happy, and WalletHacks
- Editor at The College Investor
- Consumer finance and investment expert
- Certificate in Financial Services Advice
- Canadian Securities Course®
- Personal Financial Planner Course® (PFPC)
- Regular contributor at MapleMoney and RetireHappy
- Writes about escaping the 9-5 at ColinGraves.com
How I Can Help
In addition to being a regular contributor at MapleMoney and Retire Happy, I have ghostwritten more than 500 articles for leading financial publications, covering topics such as investing, mortgages, loans, budgeting, fintech apps, and more.
I love the challenge of taking a first draft of written content and developing it into a finished product that’s SEO optimized, informative, and enjoyable to read.
I can assist with key aspects of content strategy, including brand focus, user experience, and content distribution.
I use leading analytics tools, including SEMRush, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and more to help you find keywords you can rank for.
Need help managing your editorial staff? I love working with people and have more than 15 years of experience leading and coaching effective teams.
Whether I’m writing or editing content, I’m mindful of best SEO practices, specifically as it pertains to search intent and user experience, without over-optimizing.
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Are you interested in working with me?
Here's how to get started.
The easiest way to reach out is via email: colingraves204@gmail dot com.
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I will reply to your email within 24 hours to schedule a virtual meeting. I may have some preliminary questions for you. Before we connect, I’d like to know a bit about you and what services you’re interested in.
We’ll connect via Zoom at the scheduled time of your consult. We’ll use the opportunity to make sure we’re the perfect fit before you commit.
Owner, Wallet Hacks
As our Managing Editor, Colin has done a great job setting and keeping our editorial calendar, managing a team of freelance writers, and editing all content published on WalletHacks.com. He’s an integral part of the team and is always looking to do and learn more.
Colin can distill complex financial concepts into easy-to-understand language. His writing skills are top-notch, and he has a keen eye for detail. What impresses me the most is his ability to develop engaging content that helps my audience improve their finances. I highly recommend Colin to anyone looking for a talented and professional personal finance writer and editor.
Examples of Recent Work:
- Wealthsimple Trade Review: The Best Online Brokerage for Beginners?
- How to Qualify for a Self-Employed Mortgage
- What Is a Mortgage? Understanding How Mortgages Work in Canada
- Private Mortgage Lenders: How Private Mortgage Loans Work in Canada
- Wealthsimple Review 2023: Still Canada’s Best Robo-Advisor?
- How to Avoid an RRSP Over-Contribution
- What Is a Living Will?
- The Best Index Funds in Canada
- A Look at the Largest Banks in Canada
- How to Become a Freelance Writer
- The $1500 Rule for Car Buying
- What You Need to Know About Money
- VOO vs. SPY: Which S&P 500 ETF is Best for Your Portfolio?
- What Is a CD (Certificate of Deposit)?
- Monarch Money Review: Create a Plan for Your Money
- Best Sites to Find Remote Work
- How to Find Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners
- How to Buy Stocks in Canada: A Beginner’s Guide
- Borrowell vs. Credit Karma vs. Mogo: Which Credit Score App is the Best?
- Best Pet Insurance In Canada
- Canada’s Best Travel Websites