Dan Schointuch

Dan Schointuch

I’ve always been into computers.

I learned to program BASIC on an Apple IIe when I was 12, then progressed to creating homemade video games in HyperCard and TI-BASIC. My interest in the Internet began in 1994 just after the birth of Netscape Navigator, and three years later at age 15, I started a freelance web development business.

But I was also into student government, politics, policy and legislation, volunteering on local campaigns, lobbying Congress on behalf of MADD, and attending Harvard Model Congress. My second year there, I joined their television simulation “HMC-TV”, and received an award for helping transform it into a highlight of the program.

That’s where I developed a love of journalism and media, along with an appreciation for the role it plays in our democracy.

After graduating Emory University in 2006 with a degree in Film Studies, I teamed up with Stacy to turn a successful television broadcast company into a web publishing powerhouse.

Back then, we had a little more than 1,000 visitors a month. But today Money Talks News serves more than 2 million pages monthly, has nearly 300,000 email subscribers, and partnerships with the web’s largest portals, including MSN, Yahoo, AOL, Bing, and Comcast.

My girlfriend and I live in Seattle with our cat, and have yet to notice the rain.

Morning Deals: Thursday, Aug. 20

Including deals from Home Depot, eBay, Venus, Abercrombie & Fitch, Men’s Wearhouse, Clarks, BlingDaily, Shnoop, Other World Computing, meh.com and more.

Morning Deals: Wednesday, Aug. 19

Including deals from Best Buy, Allen Edmonds, Jos. A. Bank, eBay, Sports Authority, Original Penguin, Rockport, AT&T Wireless, Pennywise, Shnoop and more.

Afternoon Deals: Tuesday, Aug. 18

Including deals from Macy’s, eBay, Jet.com, Office Depot and OfficeMax, DealBase, ShermansTravel, Rocky Boots, Szul, Venus and more.

Morning Deals: Tuesday, Aug. 18

Including deals from REI, Field Supply, DealGenius, Lowe’s, Venus, Michael Kors, Rocky Mountain Trail, Jack Spade, That Daily Deal, aSavings and more.

Afternoon Deals: Monday, Aug. 17

Including deals from Olive Garden, All-Clad, Redbox, That Daily Deal, eBay, Good Guys Electronics, Toys R Us, SirMacho, Sonic Electronix, Yugster and more.