The Ways To Wealth is an independent personal finance website that publishes reviews, “how to” guides, best-of lists, product comparisons and more.

Since our inception in 2016, over 20 million readers have turned to us for insights and recommendations on topics as wide-ranging as side hustles, online jobs, budgeting, investing, travel hacking and everything in between.

The site’s founder and editor is R.J. Weiss, CFP®.

Our Mission Statement

Make a difference in people’s lives by delivering objective, reliable advice and recommendations that help them make more money, save more money, and invest their money wisely.

Meet the Team

  • R.J. Weiss, Editor-in-Chief
    R.J. Weiss is the founder, editor and principal writer for The Ways To Wealth. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ whose work has appeared in Forbes, Bloomberg, MSN Money and other publications.
  • Jim Malec, Managing Editor
    Jim Malec leads The Way’s To Wealth’s content strategy and day-to-day operations. A digital communications consultant and SEO expert with nearly two decades of industry experience, Malec helps bloggers and brands grow their audience through increased organic search visibility. He works with a select portfolio of clients whose aggregate audience is over 10 million unique monthly readers.
  • Jenni Sisson, Contributor
    Jenni Sisson is a seasoned freelance writer and editor who specializes in personal finance and entrepreneurship. Her insightful contributions can be found in Business Insider and Finance Buzz, and she’s the engaging host of the Mama’s Money Map podcast. Sisson’s practical approach to financial management, honed as a mother of four, resonates with a wide audience seeking realistic and actionable advice.
  • Vanessa Zeigler, Contributor
    Vanessa Zeigler is a freelance writer and editor focused on personal finance and time management. She has an MBA from Duke University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She writes about frugal-living techniques, side hustles, product testing, selling on Etsy and eBay, and using money-making apps.
  • Cleveland Dietz, Contributor
    Cleveland Dietz is a graduate of the Journalism program at Purdue University – Indianapolis. He is a freelance writer whose expertise shines in guiding readers through the intricacies of personal finance. His own success story of overcoming credit card and student loan debt fuels his passion for teaching others about smart budgeting, effective side hustles, and strategic investing.

Past contributors have included Bradley Schnitzer, Hillary Swetz, Sarah Foley, and Marc Andre.

Our Three Core Principles

  • Make a Difference. We believe that money, when leveraged correctly, is a tool that can help people maximize their happiness. Good financial decisions can give people the freedom to ditch a job they hate, start a business, or move across the country to live where they want. Our primary goal is to help readers identify what matters most to them — whether that’s breaking out of the paycheck to paycheck cycle or figuring out how to travel the world — and offer actionable steps that can help them make their ideal life a reality.
  • Act With Integrity. Readers come to our site looking for ways to improve their financial life. Whether they’re struggling to build an emergency fund, get out of debt, or need advice about how to invest for their future, we always deliver the same advice we’d give to our closest friends and family. 
  • Be Transparent. When it comes to financial advice, there’s significant potential for conflicts of interest to arise. That’s especially true in financial publishing, where websites often generate a portion of their revenue from product recommendations and affiliate marketing. We’re committed to making sure readers know exactly how we make money, and to ensuring that our editorial decisions are never driven by our relationships with sponsors and marketing partners.

Our Audience

Founded in 2016, The Ways To Wealth quickly became one of the fastest-growing personal finance blogs on the web. The site has been read by over 20 million people.

  • 300,000 to 600,000 readers per month
  • 10,000 verified email subscribers
  • 24,000 Facebook fans
  • 52,400 Pinterest followers

For more information about our audience and demographics, see our media, advertising, and sponsorship page

About R.J. Weiss

A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, Weiss has been featured in dozens of major media outlets including CNBC, NerdWallet, The New York Times, The Penny Hoarder, The Points Guy, Reader’s Digest, Self Magazine and Yahoo

Before founding The Ways To Wealth, R.J. spent 10 years working in the financial services industry, including a stint operating his own registered investment advisory firm, where he specialized in helping young families grow and protect their net worth. Prior to that, he worked for his family’s 100-year-old independent insurance agency, specializing in home, auto and life insurance. 

R.J. lives with his wife Natalie and their three kids in Geneva, IL.