Mike Brown

In his role at LendEDU, Mike uses data, usually from surveys and publicly-available resources, to identify emerging personal finance trends and tell unique stories. Mike’s work, featured in major outlets like The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, provides consumers with a personal finance measuring stick and can help them make informed finance decisions.

Articles by Mike Brown:

24
Mar
As the Coronavirus Pandemic Spreads, Is it Safe to Use ATMs?

LendEDU took a trip through New York City to scientifically test for the amount of germs found on ATMs. The results may keep you away.

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23
Mar
Survey: Americans Are Very Worried About Their Job Security & Finances Due to Coronavirus

Due to COVID-19, 57% of adult Americans are worried about their job security, while 63% are concerned about both their retirement savings and ability to make monthly student loan payments. Plus, many other insights from LendEDU’s newest survey.

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13
Mar
Your Money is Filthier Than Most Things, Including a New York City Subway Pole

With the help of a scientific germ-testing device, LendEDU conducted research that revealed some disturbing findings on just how dirty our cash, cards, and coins are.

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10
Mar
Residents of These Cities Are the Most Financially Prepared For Retirement

LendEDU looked at retirement data for more than 20,000 U.S. cities to see which places have residents that are best prepared financially to kick their feet up.

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03
Mar
Get Back on Your Feet Guide for the Homeless

A look at available programs and resources to help those facing homelessness.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
03
Mar
Finances of Fortnite (Season 2): In-Game Spending Increases by 21%

Almost two years after our first Fortnite report, we surveyed 1,000 Fortnite players to see how financial habits related to the game have changed.

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27
Feb
These Are the 10 Best & Worst Performing S&P 500 Stocks So Far in 2020

LendEDU evaluated the S&P 500 to see which stocks have been the best and worst performers since the start of the new decade.

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25
Feb
41% of Millennials Aren’t Saving For Retirement Through the Stock Market & It Could Cost Them Millions

A LendEDU market analysis projected retirement savings via investing in the stock market versus through a normal savings account.

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25
Feb
Walmart vs. Amazon Price Comparison Study Reveals the Cheapest Shopping Option For You

Comparing 50 identical products found on both Amazon and Walmart, LendEDU analyzed which online retailer could be the cheapest option for you.

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19
Feb
Lately, These Places Have Seen the Most Business Openings

LendEDU evaluated U.S. Census Bureau data for nearly 1,000 places to see which ones have experienced the most business openings as of late.

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