Lori Johnston is a former Associated Press writer and magazine editor who covers personal finance, real estate, small business and other topics. Her work has appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, People magazine and HGTV.com. She and her husband, Andy, own and operate Georgia-based Fast Copy News Service. Their team of more than a dozen writers provides stories daily to media outlets and companies. Johnston has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and an MFA in narrative media writing from the University of Georgia, where she is an instructor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.