LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharon Epperson, veteran journalist and CNBC's senior personal finance correspondent, has been named a finalist in the fourth annual GOBankingRates "Best Personal Finance Expert" of 2014 competition, which runs now through Dec. 31. The award-winning reporter is one of 12 nominees in the competition, all of which were selected by GOBankingRates staff with consultation from writers and editors at leading financial publications.
Epperson, who is a regular guest on "Nightly Business Report," "On the Money," and NBC's "Today" and "Nightly News," is an award-winning journalist and author. Her book, "The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take to Make the Most of Their Money – And Live Richly Ever After," was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Awards; she was also the recipient of the Gracie Award from the Alliance of Women and Media. As an adjunct professor at Columbia's School of International Public Affairs, Epperson has also been invited to speak at the White House and the U.S. Treasury Department.
GOBankingRates asked all competition finalists to share their best tip for finding financial success in 2015. Epperson stressed that Americans should be looking ahead to their future – and regularly contributing to their savings.
"One of the best things you can do in 2015 to set yourself up for financial success in the future is to be strategic with your savings," Epperson said. "Save as much money as you can in a Roth IRA. If an emergency arises, you can withdraw your contributions at any time without incurring penalties or fees. It's also a great way to save for retirement." >> Read her full answer here
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