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Ashley Donohoe

Banking, lending, credit, retirement planning,
Personal Finance Writer
Western Governors University, Liberty University


  • Financial writer with expertise in credit management, lending, and retirement planning
  • Joined The Balance as a freelancer in 2021
  • Has an MBA and over a decade of professional writing experience


Ashley Donohoe is a financial writer specializing in banking, budgeting, credit management, and retirement planning. She began her writing career in 2010 when she started covering technology and business topics for numerous websites. She soon found her niche in personal finance in 2013. Her work has appeared in publications such as Don't Waste Your Money, PocketSense, Zacks Investment Research, Sapling, Chron, and numerous company blogs. She's also worked as an expert reviewer and editor in the field.

Ashley earned her bachelor's in Multidisciplinary Studies: Computer Science and Business from Liberty University in 2010. She continued her education and earned an MBA from Western Governors University in 2013. In early 2021, she received a bookkeeping certification from the National Bookkeepers Association.