Meena Thiruvengadam Meena Thiruvengadam is a journalist and media entrepreneur whose focus is helping readers make the most of their money and time. She has nearly 20 years of experience covering topics including personal finance, retirement, and travel from San Antonio, Washington, D.C., New York, and Chicago. Highlights: * Journalist with almost two decades of experience covering personal finance, retirement, and travel * Worked as an editor and newsroom leader for brands including Yahoo, Business Insider, and Bloomberg * Covered the 2008 global economic crisis for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal * Founder of TravelWithMeena and writes a weekly newsletter About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.