Ben Luthi

Ben Luthi
  • 6 years of experience covering personal finance and travel for various online publications and websites, including U.S. News, Experian, Credit Karma,, Bankrate and Nav
  • Tens of thousands of dollars in free travel earned through credit card rewards
  • Former staff writer for NerdWallet and Student Loan Hero 


Ben Luthi is a freelance personal finance and travel writer. He began his career in financial services working as an intern for Northwestern Mutual. He then worked in banking and auto finance while writing on the side, before becoming a staff writer for NerdWallet. While there, Ben also provided consumers with personalized financial advice through the company's mobile app and live chat feature.

After leaving NerdWallet, Ben spent more than a year as a staff writer for Student Loan Hero, before becoming a full-time freelance writer and a part-time traveler, spending more than a month out of the year exploring new places.



Ben Luthi received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Finance emphasis, and a minor in German from Brigham Young University.

About The Balance and Dotdash

The Balance makes personal finance easy to understand. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on managing your money. Whether you’re looking to invest, buy a home, save for retirement, or achieve another financial goal, The Balance will answer your questions with straightforward personal financial advice.

The Balance is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the internet, according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.