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Brian received a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Economics from The
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Business Proposals.Jean has an MBA and Ph.D. in small business
management and entrepreneurship. She has covered business law and
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Management (ARM). She has covered business insurance topics for The
Balance, and prior to that, About.com, since 2013.
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