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I'm Alex Richards, a reporter at NerdWallet. I'm part of a small team dedicated to telling consumer finance stories that are in the public's interest. You can find out more about me and my work on LinkedIn; I'm a former Chicago Tribune reporter and was a finalist for the Pulitzer prize in 2011.

If you'd like to get in touch with me, I welcome any and all news tips. I protect my sources, but I want to make sure any contact that occurs and any information you provide happens through means that minimize your risk.

Email and messaging apps

My email address is, and it's probably the easiest way to reach me.

My PGP fingerprint is B235 BB97 C515 FEF7 3D5E 928F F537 2A54 E1B1 A4D3. You can also download my public key. PGP (short for "Pretty Good Privacy") encrypts the content of the message so that only the recipient can see it, but it does not obscure the sender or receiver's email address.

For secure messaging that's encrypted end-to-end, I can be reached using Signal or WhatsApp at +1 (702) 606-4519. It's worth noting that these services also secure voice calls if you'd prefer to chat that way.

Regular mail

Feel free to drop something in the mail — with or without a return address:

Alex Richards
P.O. Box A3764
Chicago, IL 60690-3764

Alternatively, you can send mail directly to NerdWallet's headquarters:

Alex Richards
875 Stevenson St., Fl. 5
San Francisco, CA 94103-0904