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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

Why Are Student Loan Interest Rates So High?

Student loan interest rates continue to increase. Interest rates for federal undergraduate loans have doubled since 2020—from 2.75% to 5.50%. The cost of...

When Do Student Loans Start Accruing Interest?

College is an investment in your future, and if you use loans to pay for...

HELOCs Without Prepayment Penalties

If you want to pay back your home equity line of credit (HELOC) early, you might need to pay a prepayment penalty fee...

How to Get a $2,000 Personal Loan

Many personal loans range from $5,000 to $50,000, so a $2,000 loan is smaller than most. But that’s excellent news for your finances:...

Tax Relief Advocates Review

Tax Relief Advocates helps clients navigate the tax system. The company’s resolution tactics—offers in compromise, hardship relief, and installment agreements—are available for every...

How to Find the Cheapest Personal Loan

Personal loans offer maximum flexibility, but borrowing money costs money. The interest rate, loan terms, and fees impact how much you pay for...

Personal Loans for Rent

A personal loan has fixed interest rates and monthly payments that stay the same throughout the loan term. You can borrow personal loans...

Best Joint Personal Loans

Personal loans are fixed-interest loans that offer consistent monthly payments and flexible spending. You can use the funds for almost any expense. When...

How to Get a $70,000 Personal Loan

Personal loans are installment loans that you make monthly payments toward throughout the loan term, usually between 24 and 60 months. Personal loans...

How to Get a $10,000 Personal Loan

Personal loans are unsecured loans that don’t require collateral, which means they aren’t tied to your property, such as a house or car....