I’m Laura Rowley, the new editor of Huff/Post 50, a veteran journalist and author. Although I fall just outside the cohort of 77 million people born between 1946 and 1964, I have nine older siblings who are part of the wave, and always felt it was my generation.
My background is personal finance and values. I’m a former CNN business news reporter, Yahoo!Finance columnist and author of ‘Money and Happiness: A Guide To Living The Good Life.’ I have a master’s degree in divinity, and have been forever intrigued by how people can make better decisions to foster happiness. My book, for example, shows readers how to identify what they truly value and use money as a tool to achieve those things so they can be happy.
Last summer I joined AOL Daily Finance, part of the Huffington Post Media Group. I loved doing stories and videos about readers’ financial and life challenges, and offering advice on how to rebound. Then one day, Arianna Huffington asked me if I would like to run Huff/Post50. Happy and comfortable in my job, I hesitated. Then I remembered that happy and comfortable is nice, but testing yourself by stepping into the unknown and embracing a challenge is better for the soul. It’s like the year a friend invited me to run a half-marathon — way outside my happy and comfortable four-mile jog, and at the finish line that September morning, much more satisfying.