Rachel grew up in Northern Ireland on the shores of Lough Erne.
Aged 18 she swapped the wilds of Fermanagh for the deltas of Vietnam where she taught English and cemented a love of travelling.
After reading Law and Theology at Cambridge University Rachel moved to London to study for a postgraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism.
She's made cups of tea for Tony Blair at Breakfast with Frost, and helped BBC Northern Ireland prepare for Bill Clinton's visit to Stormont. She has also worked at BBC Radio Five Live and Radio 1 Newsbeat.
At the wheel of a BBC people carrier with a thirty foot retractable ariel on the roof, an A-Z in one hand and microphone in the other, she knew that out and about reporting is what she loves best.
After she mastered Southend's one-way system as BBC Essex's Breakfast radio reporter, she joined CBBC's Newsround team.
While there she spent three years reporting on stories from the AIDS epidemic in Malawi to the Cannes film festival.
She has also worked as a reporter for BBC News 24, a presenter for BBC3's 60 Seconds, and a newsreader for BBC Radio 2.
Rachel will make sure you know all about the biggest stories in the world of personal finance, and more importantly how they affect you and what you can do about it.