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:

15
Jan
Protected: How Big is the Average Monthly Student Loan Payment in Your State?

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
14
Jan
62% of Borrowers Would Give Up 2020 Vote to Erase Their Student Loan Debt

LendEDU's survey of 1,000 student loan borrowers also found that 30% would enlist to fight in a hypothetical World War 3 for student loan forgiveness.

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
Tags: sharing,
08
Jan
Which Colleges Bring in the Most Money From Applications?

For the third time, LendEDU crunched college application data to create a variety of rankings, including which schools make the most projected revenue from college applications.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
Tags: sharing,
03
Jan
SoFi Reviews

This SoFi Review takes a look at what products the company offers and links out to all of our full reviews of each.

Posted in: Banking, Investing, Personal Loans, Student Loans,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
18
Dec
Cities Best Positioned For Economic Advancement in the New Decade

With the new decade upon us, LendEDU analyzed various socioeconomic trends in America's largest cities to see which places are best positioned for economic booms in the next 10 years.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
Tags: sharing,
16
Dec
Colleges Giving International Students the Most (and Least) Financial Aid

A look at the average financial aid package offered to international students at 738 colleges & universities in the United States.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Reports, Student Loans,
12
Dec
Best Cities For Graduates to Repay Student Loan Debt

Analyzing multiple data points, LendEDU listed the best and worst cities for graduates to repay their student loan debt.

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
10
Dec
What Is the Average Tax Debt in Each State in 2019?

Using data from Solvable that featured 75,000 unique tax debt cases, LendEDU found average tax debt by state and the most common reasons for tax debt in each state.

Posted in: Reports, Taxes,
Tags: sharing,
03
Dec
The Cost of Christmas in 2019

For the third consecutive year, LendEDU has surveyed 1,000 adult Americans to find out the cost of Christmas in 2019. Plus, there's a new section this year: an Amazon vs. Walmart price comparison for 20 identical Christmas gifts and decorations.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
Tags: sharing,