Susan Reynolds (Pembroke, MA) is a freelance editor and author. She authored The Everything Guide to Personal Finance for Single Mothers, as well as three other nonfiction books, and is currently editing Adams Media’s Hero series. After her divorce, Ms. Reynolds was dropkicked into management of a one-income household. Learn more about her on www.literarycottage.com.
Lauren Bakken, CPA (Plymouth, MA), has been a public accounting and tax specialist for more than twelve years. In 2002, Lauren established her own business, Lauren Bakken CPA Inc., in Plymouth, MA. She provides personalized financial consultation and tax preparation services to individuals and small corporate businesses. She was also divorced and supported herself and her son working full-time as an accountant, while concurrently studying and passing the CPA exam.