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Kristen Barrett

Kristen Barrett is a managing editor at LendEDU. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has edited and written personal finance content since 2015.

About Kristen Barrett

Current Role

Managing editor, LendEDU


Writing, content design, proofreading, grammar, vocabulary


Bachelor’s degree in English from Thomas More University, associate's in communication from Thomas More University, master’s degree in English education from Northern Kentucky University

Personal Finance Experience

Kristen has worked as a full-time editor of personal finance content since 2015.

Her areas of interest include student loans, mortgages and home equity, and pet insurance.

Latest from Kristen Barrett

How to Get Rid of Navient Private Student Loans

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Can I Transfer My Private Student Loan to Another Lender?

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What Is Student Loan Refinancing?

Student loan refinancing can be a financial game-changer that can help you save money and simplify your finances. But it’s helpful to be...

Do Tax Relief Companies Really Work?

Tax relief companies claim to be a lifeline for taxpayers in distress. By charging upfront fees—sometimes amounting to thousands of dollars—they promise to...

Can You Transfer Student Loans to Another Person?

Transferring student loans to another person means shifting the responsibility of a student loan from...

Fetch Pet Insurance: A Comprehensive Review You Can Trust

Our take on Fetch pet insurance Best for Best coverage Editorial rating 4.9 out of...

Student Loans That Don’t Require Payment While in School

Navigating the world of student loans can be daunting, especially considering the various repayment options...

Nelnet Student Loans Review: Ins and Outs of the Loan Servicer

About Nelnet Founded in 1978, Nelnet is a student loan servicer based in Lincoln, Nebraska,...

Can You Refinance Student Loans?

Refinancing your student loans is often a smart move, but there may be some scenarios when it may not make sense — or...

Custom Choice by Cognition Financial Student Loans: Is It the Right Fit for You?

Cognition Financial offers the Custom Choice Loan that comes with competitive interest rates and perks...