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:

21
Aug
States With the Most Student Loan Debt

LendEDU's fifth annual Student Loan Debt by School by State Report found each state's average student loan debt per borrower figure for the Class of 2019.

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
11
Aug
These Cities Have the Highest Proportion of Eco-Friendly Homes

LendEDU analyzed housing data for each and every U.S. city to find out which places have the highest proportion of solar powered homes.

Posted in: Mortgages, Reports,
29
Jul
Do Millennials Really Spend More on Coffee Than What They Save For Retirement?

LendEDU put the notion that "millennials don't know how to save" to the test by surveying 1,000 members of this generation to see how their retirement saving habits stack up.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
28
Jul
Report: Massive Uptick in Consumer Finance Complaints During Coronavirus Pandemic

LendEDU analyzed the CFPB database and found a 44% year-over-year increase in the number of consumer complaints from March 13 to July 17. There was an 84% year-over-year increase in credit reporting complaints specifically.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
21
Jul
Which States’ Residents Spend the Most on the Lottery & How Do States Spend Their Lottery Revenue?

LendEDU's fourth annual lottery spending report analyzed the most recent U.S. Census data to see what the average American is spending on the lottery, which states spend the most, and how each state spends its yearly lottery revenue.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
08
Jul
The Most Budget-Friendly Cities For Renters

LendEDU analyzed the median income and average rent for more than 25,000 U.S. cities to find the most budget-friendly places in the country for renters.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
23
Jun
The 50 Best College Financial Literacy Programs for 2020

For the fourth consecutive year, LendEDU has recognized 50 colleges around the country that have the best financial literacy programs for students.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Personal Finance, Reports,
16
Jun
These Cities Have the Highest Proportions of College Graduates

LendEDU crunched the data on more than 25,000 U.S. cities to recognize the places that have the highest proportions of residents with bachelor's degrees.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
09
Jun
Coronavirus’ Impact on College: Nearly Half of Undecided High School Seniors Considering Online Degree or Gap Year

LendEDU surveyed 1,000 current high school seniors and college students and found that 30% of committed high school seniors will consider not enrolling or deferring their admission if learning stays online in the Fall. While 52% of current college students believe the pandemic will extend the time it takes them to graduate.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
27
May
These Cities Give Homeowners With a Mortgage the Best Return on Investment

LendEDU crunched home value & mortgage data for over 25,000 U.S. cities to recognize those that give homeowners with mortgages the best return on investment.

Posted in: Mortgages, Reports,