Crissinda Ponder

Crissinda Ponder

Senior Writer
University of Georgia


  • Veteran mortgage and real estate writer with a decade of experience
  • Has written for Bankrate, The Balance, and LendingTree
  • Has a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia


Crissinda Ponder has written hundreds of articles over the past decade, primarily on home mortgages, real estate, and insurance. In addition to writing, she is an experienced editor who develops content related to homebuying, insurance, and other personal finance topics.

She served as a mortgage reporter, insurance reporter, and analyst for; and as a content editor for Crissinda is passionate about helping Atlanta's youth develop their voice via digital and print content, and has volunteered for VOX ATL for the past four years. She is currently a senior writer with LendingTree.


Crissinda has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a communication studies minor from the University of Georgia.