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Amanda Hankel

Amanda Hankel is a managing editor at LendEDU. She has more than seven years of experience covering various finance-related topics and has worked for more than 15 years overall in writing, editing, and publishing.


About Amanda Hankel

Current Role

Managing editor, LendEDU


Writing, editing, digital publishing


Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin

Personal Finance Experience

Amanda pursued a journalism degree because she loved to ask questions. Learning about a subject she had previously known nothing about and then bringing that story to life in a useful and interesting piece of content was her dream.

And she has spent the last 15 years of her career doing just that.

She began her editing career as a trade magazine editor covering various specific and technical topics—from manufacturing to surgery—before moving into SEO and book publishing, where she gained firm experience covering finance-related topics such as real estate investing, insurance, and retirement planning.

Amanda joined LendEDU in 2023 to continue the pursuit of her passion—taking often difficult-to-grasp concepts and figuring out how to best present them in a useful and understandable way to the people who need that information most.

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