Wendy Connick has been blogging professionally for nearly a decade. She specializes in career and personal finance topics with the goal of helping readers boost their financial lives to the next level. Her work has appeared on CNN, Newsweek, the Motley Fool, MSN and numerous other websites. Wendy is also an Enrolled Agent (EA), the only federally-licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. She is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and a certified volunteer for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), an IRS-sponsored program to provide free tax help for low-income individuals and families.