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Lauren Ward

  • Seasoned writer covering personal finance for 10 years
  • Mortgage and real estate expert
  • Passionate about simplifying complex financial topics to help people make smart decisions


Mortgages, wealth management, student loans, credit and debt, small business lending, real estate

Personal finance experience

Lauren Ward has been a personal finance writer since 2012. Her work has been featured in Time, This Old House, Money Under 30, The Balance, and more.

Previous experience

Prior to becoming a writer, Lauren worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and in non-profit fundraising.


Lauren earned a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

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