• Personal finance writer, speaker, coach, and blogger

  • Her work has appeared on MSN, Yahoo!, AOLFinance, among others

  • Draws upon her success overcoming debt to inform her work



Alaya Linton is a personal finance writer, blogger, speaker, and coach. Her writing has appeared on MSN, Yahoo!, LendingTree, and here on The Balance. Her work is informed by her personal experience falling into $74,000 of consumer debt—and climbing out of it in just 25 months. She created and maintains an award-winning personal finance website, Hope+Cents, to encourage others to overcome their own money challenges.