Beverly Bird The Balance Careers

Beverly Bird - The Balance Careers


  • Beverly has been a paralegal since 1996.
  • She is a contributor to GOBankingRates, PocketSense, LegalZoom, and more.
  • She is the writer of romance and other novels.


Beverly has worked as a paralegal in the areas of tax law, bankruptcy, and family law since 1996. She worked with David A. Spitalnick, Esq., a tax, bankruptcy, and estate planning attorney, from 1996 through 2006. She worked with Mona Raskin, Esquire, a family law attorney, from 2006 through 2010.

In 2010, Beverly refocused her career from the brick-and-mortar law office to online—writing and publishing articles that answer common legal and tax questions and offer advice for general readers. She has been the tax expert for The Balance (and prior to that, since 2015, covering personal financial and legal topics, as well as tax breaks, tax preparation software, and tax law terms for general readers.

She has over 30 years of writing and editing experience, including eight years of financial reporting. Her writing has been published on GOBankingRates, PocketSense, Zack's, Autoblog, LegalZoom, The Nest, and other online publications. Her work has been reprinted in the Chicago Tribune and quoted in the Reader's Digest. 

In addition to her tax coverage, Beverly is also a prolific novelist, having published over 30 books, including the best-seller "Comes the Rain."

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