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Christopher Murray

Christopher Murray is a freelance personal finance and sustainability writer. He graduated from Smith College with bachelor’s degrees in English literature and gender studies. He also served as a personal finance editor for five years.

About Christopher Murray

Current Role

Personal finance writer


  • Small Business Finance
  • Credit Cards
  • Insurance
  • Student Loans
  • Budgeting
  • Saving


  • Bachelor's degrees in English and gender studies from Smith College

Personal Finance Experience

In 2017, Christopher began working as a staff writer for a small financial publication. It quickly grew to become a prominent blog, and he soon became an editor. As the years went on and the company grew, he became the senior editor, leading a team of more than 20 writers.

During his time as an editor, Christopher also moonlighted as a freelance writer for several blogs. Eventually, he found the freedom that role offered impossible to deny. Today, Christopher is a full-time writer focusing on finance and sustainability.

Latest from Christopher Murray

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How to Make Your Student Loan Payment

Make your student loan payment by mail, card, or autopay. Here's the information you need to pay your student loans with ease.

Student Loans for Barber School

Becoming a barber shouldn’t break the bank. We've researched your options to find the right loan to fund your education.

How to Negotiate a Student Loan Payoff

Negotiating a student loan payoff can be daunting. Find out how to take advantage of loan repayment options and save on your student...

What Happens if a Cosigner on a Student Loan Dies?

If your student loan cosigner has passed away, check your loan documents to know if...

Best Personal Loans With a Cosigner

The best personal loans with a cosigner option offer little to no fees, fast funding, and flexible terms.

Should You Apply for a Personal Loan With a Co-Applicant?

A co-applicant is another borrower on the loan, and has full access to the funds....