Work With Me

Hi, I'm Colin!

I’m a personal finance writer and managing editor with a client list that includes some of the most prominent voices in the personal finance community.

My work has appeared in publications like Forbes, WalletHacks, MapleMoney, RetireHappy, Rocket Mortgage, and more.

I have more than 24 years of banking experience, including 15 as a people leader with a Top 10 North American financial institution. 

During my time in the banking industry, I managed books of business in excess of $1 billion and won awards for outstanding leadership and customer service. 

I understand the financial challenges today’s families face and believe that improving your financial situation is less about numbers and more about mindset.


  • Managing Editor at Good Financial Cents, MapleMoney, Retire Happy, and WalletHacks
  • Consumer finance and investment expert
  • Certificate in Financial Services Advice
  • Canadian Securities Course®
  • Professional Financial Planner Course® (PFPC)
  • Regular contributor at MapleMoney and RetireHappy
  • Writes about escaping the 9-5 at


How I Can Help


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.

Managing Writers

Need help managing your editorial staff? I love working with people and have more than 15 years of experience leading and coaching effective teams. 

Content Strategy

I can assist with key aspects of content strategy, including brand focus, user experience, and content distribution. 

Keyword Research

I use leading analytics tools, including SEMRush, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and more to help you find keywords you can rank for. 


I have ghostwritten more than 500 articles for top publications, and have expert knowledge of several topics, including investing, credit products, budgeting, fintech apps, and more.

SEO Optimization

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. 

Stress-Free Content

from start to finish

Are you interested in working with me?

Here's how to get started.


Let's Connect

The easiest way to reach out is via email: colingraves204@gmail dot com.


Check Your Email

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.


Consultation Call

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.

Client Testimonials

Jim Wang

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 He’s an integral part of the team and is always looking to do and learn more.

Tom Drake

Owner, MapleMoney


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.

Steve Bell

Juno-Award Winning Recording Artist


I’m really thrilled with the changes Colin made to our blog content. I wouldn’t have intuited what he did, but his changes made the whole thing more compelling and readable. 

Examples of Recent Work:

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