Ted McCarthy

Ted McCarthy is a Research Analyst Intern at LendEDU, helping create data-driven content. He is a current student at Rutgers Business School, double majoring in Finance and Economics. He is also a Brooklyn Nets superfan.

Articles by Ted McCarthy:

How Much Do Americans Spend on Their Pets? 45% of Pet Owners Spend the Same or More on Their Pet’s Healthcare Than Their Own

LendEDU surveyed 1,000 American pet owners to ask them about their spending for their pets and how it affects their personal finances. 20% of respondents have gone into debt caring for their pet at an average of $1,566.96.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
States That Provide Students With the Most Need-Based Scholarships & Grants

Which states provide students with the most need-based scholarships and grants? Through the use of licensed financial aid data, LendEDU compiled these rankings.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Reports,
Survey: Which Presidential Candidate is Best Suited to Tackle Student Debt & the Cost of Higher Education?

LendEDU surveyed 1,000 adult Americans who are eligible and likely to vote in the 2020 presidential election that also have student debt to gauge public opinion on which presidential candidate is best suited to tackle both the rising cost of college and ever-increasing national student loan debt.

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
Top 50 College Financial Literacy Programs of 2019

LendEDU's compared hundreds of colleges and universities within the United States to see what schools had the best financial literacy programs. This report is a list of the top 50.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
Amazon vs. Walmart vs. Target Price Comparison

LendEDU compared a basket of 50 goods from Amazon, Walmart, and Target to see who was the cheapest. The items were then broken down by categories to see who was the cheapest in each one.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
How Much Do Americans Spend on the Lottery? | 2019 Lottery Study & Statistics

In this study, we found that U.S. citizens spent an average of $220 on the lottery in 2017. We also analyzed each state's lotto revenue and the average spend per resident, and conducted our own experiment with $1,000 worth of scratch-off tickets.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,