Michael Goodman has been a financial journalist since 1999. Prior to coming to InvestorPlace in December 2010, he was an editor at TheStreet.com, working most recently for four years as the company's San Francisco bureau chief. Before that, he was a spot-news copy editor at Dow Jones Newswires. Michael is a graduate of The University of Iowa and Drake University Law School. He lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and daugthers, Margot and Stella, in Berkeley, Calif.