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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.

About Jerry Brown

Current Role

Personal finance writer


  • Credit
  • Debt Management
  • Personal Loans
  • Student Loans


  • Plutus Award Nominee For Best Social Media For Personal Finance


  • 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 to Remove a Student Loan Default From Your Credit Report

Student loan default occurs when you fail to repay your loan as promised. Default time...

HECM vs. HELOC: Which Is Better?

If you’re looking to borrow against the equity in your home, two options include a home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) and a home...

HELOC vs. Reverse Mortgage: Which Is Better?

If you want to tap your home’s equity for just about any purpose, you might consider two popular options: a home equity line...

Apps That Let You Borrow Money Instantly

Loan apps can provide instant access to cash, but compare the costs of several options and explore alternatives before you decide to use...

MoneyLion Credit Builder Loan Alternatives

Comparing several credit-builder product options can help you find one that best fits your budget.

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.

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,...

What to Do If Student Loans Are in Collections

Student loans are sent to collections after a series of missed payments. But it’s not...

Can I Increase My HELOC Limit?

If you want to increase your HELOC limit, you’ll likely need to refinance. Here’s how that works and who qualifies.

Student Loans for Real Estate School

Need student loans for real estate school? Federal and private student loans offer two ways to cover the costs.