Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown is a freelance personal finance writer who lives in New Orleans. He covers a range of personal finance topics, including credit, personal loans, and student loans.

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About Jerry Brown

Current Role

Personal finance writer


Plutus Award nominee for Best Social Media for Personal Finance


Credit, debt management, personal loans, student loans


Bachelor’s degree in business administration and business management from the University of New Orleans

Personal Finance Experience

Jerry has more than four years of experience writing about personal finance for various publications. He started a blog called Peerless Money Mentor in 2017 to share his financial journey. His mission is to help others master their finances so they can live better lives.

Latest from Jerry Brown

How Do HELOC Checks Work?

Many lenders allow you to access HELOC funds with HELOC checks, and you can use them for nearly any purpose.

Can I Apply for a Home Equity Loan or HELOC Without My Spouse?

Your state might allow you to apply for a home equity loan or HELOC without...

What LTV Is Needed for a Home Equity Loan or HELOC?

Maximum loan-to-value (LTV) requirements for home equity loans and HELOCs vary depending on many factors,...

Can a 17-Year-Old Get a Student Loan?

You can apply for federal student loans as a 17-year-old, but in general, you need to be at least 18 to apply for...

Student Loans for Teachers

Two types of student loans for teachers exist: federal and private. If you need to take on debt to pay for school, exhaust...

Refinance Parent PLUS Loans

You can refinance Parent PLUS loans to help you save on interest costs. In addition, many lenders will allow you to transfer the...

Personal Loans for Students

After you exhaust your financial aid, a personal loan could be a solution if you need cash fast. But before you apply for...

Joint Personal Loans for Married Couples

Adding your spouse as a co-borrower on a personal loan may boost your approval odds and help you qualify for a larger loan...

What to Do About Your Student Loans if You Lose Your Job

Losing your job can be stressful, especially if you’re repaying student loans. But you may...

Can You Use a Personal Loan to Go to a Music Festival?

Using a personal loan is a potential solution if you can’t afford to pay for...