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Lauren Bowling

  • Financial journalist for more than 8 years serving some of the largest and best-known media outlets in the world such as The Huffington Post, Fox Business, and more.
  • Bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • Personal finance blog, Financial Best Life, was founded in 2012 and acquired by Soapbox, a division of The Motley Fool, in 2019.
  • Licensed real estate agent and millennial home buying expert.

Personal finance experience

Lauren Bowling is an award-winning blogger and freelance writer whose work and financial expertise has been featured on The Huffington Post, Fox Business, CNBC, Forbes, Business Insider, Redbook, and Woman’s Day Magazine. After selling her website, Financial Best Life, to Soapbox, a division of The Motley Fool, in 2019, Bowling obtained her real estate license. Still writing about money and real estate, Bowling additionally works as an agent and investor and enjoys flipping houses in her spare time.


Lauren is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received a bachelor’s degree that isn’t in finance.