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Maurie Backman


Personal finance writer for The Ascent. What are your favorite financial products? I love the Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi. It offers great perks in addition to cash back on all Costco purchases. What piece of money advice would you give your 18-year-old self? Pay yourself first. I started doing that a little later in life, but had I started saving and investing back then, I'd be richer today. What is the nerdiest thing you do in your free time? I like looking up word origins.

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