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Taylor Milam-Samuel

Taylor Milam-Samuel is a personal finance writer and credentialed educator who is passionate about helping people take control of their finances and create a life they love. When she's not researching financial terms and conditions, she can be found in the classroom teaching.

About Taylor Milam-Samuel

Current Role

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...

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...

What Does Dave Ramsey Think About Home Equity Loans?

Here’s why Dave Ramsey often advises against all types of debt, including home equity loans...