Credit Card, Banking and Savings Expert
Lauren Perez writes on a variety of personal finance topics for SmartAsset, with a special expertise in savings, banking and credit cards. She is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance® (CEPF®) and a member of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. Lauren has a degree in English from the University of Rochester where she focused on Language, Media and Communications. She is originally from Los Angeles. While prone to the occasional shopping spree, Lauren has been aware of the importance of money management and savings since she was young. Lauren loves being able to make credit card and retirement account recommendations to friends and family based on the hours of research she completes at SmartAsset.
Posts by Lauren Perez:
Feeling a little burnt out? We bet you’re not too tired to go on vacation! A February getaway can be the perfect opportunity to decompress after a busy holiday season and a stressful January. Prices tend to drop in February giving travelers a number of affordable destinations to visit across the globe. Here are the best places to travel in February. Read more
Having bad credit or no credit at all can make taking out a loan, getting an apartment or buying a house more challenging. But fortunately, it’s possible to establish a credit history and make up for past credit mistakes. One way to do that is to apply for a secured credit card. Read on to find out what a secured credit card is and how getting one may help you build credit. Read more
Linda McMahon of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) fame has been picked to head the U.S. Small Business Administration. If approved by the Senate, the co-founder and former CEO of WWE will oversee an agency with a budget of more than $10 billion that provides loans, mentoring and guidance to small business owners in every state. In his announcement, Trump stated that McMahon will be a key player in his effort to generate American job growth and roll back federal regulations. Here are five things to know about Trump’s pick to head the Small Business Administration. Read more
Gary Cohn, president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs, recently accepted Donald Trump’s offer to lead the National Economic Council (NEC).The NEC was designed to help coordinate and… Read more
Andy Puzder, a fast-food executive, is President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary. In a statement announcing the decision, Trump said, “Andy will fight to make American workers safer and… Read more