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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

Do You Need a Cosigner for Student Loans?

Adding a cosigner to your student loan can improve your chances of approval, and may result in a lower interest rate.

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...

How to Pay for College Books

Textbooks can be very expensive. You can pay for the books you need using grants, scholarships, or student loan funds. You can also...

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...

Is It a Good Idea to Refinance Federal Student Loans?

Federal loans come with protections that you’ll lose if you refinance, like loan deferment and...

How Much Equity Do You Need for a Reverse Mortgage?

There’s no hard-and-fast rule for how much equity you need for a reverse mortgage, though...

How to Pay Off $100K in Student Loans in 6 Steps

To repay $100,000 in student loans, you can choose the right repayment program, refine your...

Student Loan Consolidation vs. Refinancing: What’s the Difference?

Consolidation is the process of combining student loans into one loan. It can be done...