Jared Hughes

  • Digital content editor for 5-plus years
  • Edited and wrote tourism content for 3 years
  • Avid gamer and fairy tale enthusiast
  • Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing (minor in English Literature)

Personal finance experience

Jared Hughes is Credible’s student loan editor, a role he feels well-suited to fill considering his own experience with student loan debt. Jared took out federal student loans (both subsidized and unsubsidized) after thorough research and made a plan for paying it off monthly once he graduated. He’s currently still making payments and working toward his goal.

Through his own experience, he aims to be an empathetic source of understanding for borrowers looking for the best ways to repay their student loans.

Previous experience

Jared got his start editing online at an internship for Fairy Tale Review, a literary journal analyzing fairy tales. From there, he worked for a destination marketing agency where he specialized in editing and writing stories meant to inspire people to visit their favorite destinations in the US.

He also briefly tried his hand at freelance writing, creating website content for local businesses in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona. Before joining Credible, Jared was a content editor for Intuit, editing learning courses created for the QuickBooks sales team.

In his free time, Jared enjoys hiking the desert vistas of southern Arizona (when it’s not 100 degrees), writing his novel, and playing video games.

Education

Jared earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing with a minor in English from the University of Arizona.