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Catherine Collins

About Catherine Collins

Current Role

Personal finance writer and author


  • Budgeting
  • Mortgages
  • Credit
  • Debt
  • Personal Loans
  • Small Business
  • Entrepreneurship


  • Plutus Award Winner For Best Freelance Contributor For Personal Finance


  • Bachelor’s degree in history from the The College of William and Mary
  • Master's degree in history from the Virginia Tech University

Personal Finance Experience

Catherine Collins is a nationally recognized writer, speaker, and author of the book Mom's Got Money: A millennial mom's guide to managing money like a boss. She is the go-to personal finance expert for educated, aspirational moms who want to recapture their life passions, earn more, reach their goals, and take on a more active financial role in their families.

Named the Best Freelance Contributor for Personal Finance by the Plutus Foundation, her writing and expertise have been featured in dozens of notable publications and in national media. She founded her award-winning personal finance blog in 2010 and since then has become a sought-after speaker and leading voice in the personal finance space.

As a self-employed entrepreneur and mother, she spends her days writing for numerous publications, co-hosting her podcast called Five Year You, and raising her boy/girl twins.

Latest from Catherine Collins

How to Get a Home Improvement Loan

Home improvement loans are a type of personal loan that homeowners can use to complete renovations they can’t finance on their own. Unlike...

How to Get a $50,000 Personal Loan

The 2022 J.D. Power U.S. Consumer Lending Satisfaction Study called personal loans a “financial lifeline,” especially for those who are financially vulnerable. If...

Balance Transfer Card vs. Personal Loan

Research shows money is one of the main sources of stress for people in nearly every age bracket. One way to alleviate financial...

What to Do If You’re Denied a Personal Loan

Getting denied a personal loan can be a frustrating experience, especially if you’re trying to...

Are Debt Consolidation Loans a Good Idea?

A debt consolidation loan is a type of personal loan. Consumers apply for one, intending to use the lump sum they get to...

What Can Be Used As Collateral for a Personal Loan?

Many people think of personal loans as unsecured loans—loans you can get based on your...

Sallie Mae Competitors and Alternatives

Sallie Mae is one of the most well-known private student loan lenders in the industry. Despite this popularity, however, there are alternatives to...