About Taylor Milam-Samuel
Personal finance writer
Student loans, credit cards, debt, budgeting
Bachelor's degree in English language arts from UCLA, master's degree in education from San Diego State University
Personal Finance Experience
Taylor's interest in personal finance began shortly after she graduated from college and was faced with the reality of her student loans. In an effort to create a better financial future for herself, she dove headfirst into the world of personal finance and started learning as much as possible.
What started as a personal passion has since grown into a career as a personal finance writer and educator.
Latest from Taylor Milam-Samuel
Sunrise Banks Credit Builder Loan Review
With Sunrise Banks’ credit builder loan, you get easy-to-understand loan terms with no minimum score requirement. But Sunrise only offers two loan options.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Personal Loan?
We researched 10 popular lenders’ processes to determine how long it takes to get a personal loan—and how to speed up the process.
Suze Orman’s Take on Home Equity Loans and HELOCs
As a general rule, Suze Orman doesn’t love home equity loans or lines of credit....
Home Equity Loan and HELOC Closing Process
The closing process is the same for a HELOC and home equity loan: Sign paperwork, pay fees, wait, and get the funds. Here’s...
Larson Tax Relief Review
Larson Tax Relief has a generous money-back guarantee and solid customer reviews. But you may need to dig for pricing. Here’s what you...
How to Manage Your Credit Card Spending
Need a solid strategy to manage credit card spending? Pay down your balance, track your spending, and take advantage of card benefits. Here’s...
Hitch Home Equity Review
Read on for our Hitch home equity review. The takeaways? Quick access to funds and excellent customer service, but it’s only in three...
Student Loans for Temporary Residents
Unsure whether you qualify for student aid as a temporary resident? Here’s how to confirm your eligibility, find a lender, and apply for...
How to Pay for a New Roof: Financing Options to Consider
You may have several financing options for roof repairs. Here’s a complete breakdown of the...
Best Unsecured Personal Loans
You can use unsecured personal loans for almost any reason. The loan terms vary depending on your credit score, but there are options...