John Schmidt was a senior writer at Acorns, covering a variety of personal finance topics. Before joining the content team at Acorns, John served as an editor for Corporate Insight, a market research group specializing in consumer financial services. His research interests include life insurance, annuities, property and casualty insurance, health insurance, credit cards, consumer banking products, and brokerage accounts. His writing has been featured on MarketWatch and The Financial Diet.
When not channeling his inner Cardi B to help the up-and-coming make good money moves, John enjoys reading and writing outside of the personal finance space. A classically trained singer, John sings with choirs across New York City and has been seen on stage everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall.
John, who was Texas-born, Tennessee-raised, and Missouri-educated, now lives in New York City and enjoys exploring the farthest reaches his Metrocard can take him in his free time. Reach out with any personal finance questions or suggestions on where to get the best breakfast tacos in the city.