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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

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...

The Complete Funding U Student Loans Review: Is It Right For You?

Funding University specializes in offering student loans for those without cosigners. If you don't qualify...

Discover Student Loans Review: All You Need to Know

Discover offers student loans for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a loan...

The Ultimate Guide to Earnest Student Loans

Earnest provides both private student loans and student loan refinancing. Known for flexible loan terms, Earnest is a lender worthy of consideration if...

Lemonade Pet Insurance Review: A Transparent Look at Plans and Prices

Lemonade offers low-cost pet insurance, an easy online application process, and several add-on coverages.

Best Medical School Loan Refinance Options

If you plan to refinance medical school loans, you have a number of options. The companies below are our top-rated partners and can...