About the Author
S. Kay Bell has been writing about taxes for a decade, but following the subject–as a taxpayer, journalist, Congressional staff member, and government relations specialist–for most of her journalism career. After two decades in Washington, DC, including stints on Capitol Hill and with two major multinational corporations, she helped launch the tax channel at the popular personal finance website, Bankrate.com. She still writes for Bankrate, including the site’s tax blog, Eye on the IRS.
In addition, Bell posts daily at her own personal finance blog, Don’t Mess with Taxes, where The Wall Street Journal praised her ability to effectively put her personal finance advice in a social or historical context. Her writing also appears in numerous mass-circulation publications and websites, including USAToday.com, TheStreet.com, MarketWatch.com, and AOL.com, and she is regularly interviewed by media outlets ranging from National Public Radio’s “Marketplace” to Yahoo’s “Generation Debt.”