Lindsay VanSomeren

Lindsay VanSomeren

Lindsay doesn't come from a traditional personal finance background, having originally trained to be a wildlife biologist in Alaska. She changed course after being driven nearly to bankruptcy from a combination of poor money management skills, a low income, and buying a home that turned out to be a lemon. Happily, she's turned her financial life around and recently purchased a new home (the right way) in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Today she dedicates her time to helping other people learn how to manage their money better, too, whether that's through explainers, guides, company reviews, and more. Her work appears widely around the internet, and she's written over 1,000 personal finance articles for over 60 different websites.

Articles by Lindsay VanSomeren:

Can You Use Student Loans for a Car?

You can’t use federal student loans to buy a car, but private student loan lenders may allow it depending on your contract. Even so, it’s unwise.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Student Loan Default Guide

Student loan default can make you feel like you’re out of options, but there are several ways to fix the situation and move on.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Student Loan Repayment: Best Plans & Other Resources

Federal student loan repayment programs offer the most options, but there are possibilities for private student loan repayment too.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Repayment Options If You Need Private Student Loan Help

Getting help with private student loan debt can be tougher than with federal student loans, but you do have options.

Posted in: Student Loans,