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Des Toups, managing editor

Des ToupsDes Toups is managing editor of CarInsurance.com, a consequence of his lifelong passion for cars and unfortunate acquaintance with wrinkled fenders.

He has spent two decades finding and sharing the stories behind Americans' personal finances, at newspapers from Albuquerque, N.M., to Anchorage, Alaska, and at MSN Money before joining CarInsurance.com in 2011.

He has written about cars and driving for the Seattle Times, MSN and numerous magazines and websites. He is an avid amateur racer.

By his count, he has owned 62 cars.