I’m a freelance journalist in the Bay Area who specializes in personal finance writing. I write for a variety of websites about personal finance topics, including mortgages, retirement, credit cards, insurance and minimalism. I own three personal finance websites, and have a site for my freelance business at www.AaronCrowe.net. I became a father in 2004, and became a stay-at-home dad in 2008 when I was laid off from my job at a newspaper. I’ve worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers, with my last job at the Contra Costa Times in the Bay Area.