Lindsay VanSomeren has been working as a personal finance writer and expert since 2015. Her work has appeared on Business Insider, Credit Karma, LendingTree, Northwestern Mutual, and The Balance, among other publications. She is passionate about making personal finance accessible to everyone by delivering straight talk about financial products. She has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Why "Find Something New" Is Bad Advice
Jul 20, 2020
In normal times, Ivanka Trump's advice to find something new isn't a terrible idea. But in COVID-19 times, it's the wrong advice for most people. …Read More
New Credit Card Applications Plummet Amid Pandemic
May 18, 2020
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MLMs and Recessions: How to Spot an MLM and Say No
Apr 17, 2020
Economic conditions are driving more people to multi-level marketing schemes, or MLMs, that can be tricky to spot. Here's how to identify one and avoid …Read More
New Student Loan Protections Don't Extend to Private Student Loans
Apr 17, 2020
Thanks to the CARES Act, it’s now easier to deal with your federal student loans. But private student loan borrowers are left out entirely. Here’s …Read More
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