Crissinda Ponder

Crissinda Ponder
  • Writer and editor with more than six years' experience covering mortgages, homebuying, and other personal finance topics
  • Was the homebuying expert for The Balance
  • Also covered mortgages and insurance for


Crissinda Ponder is a former writer for The Balance. She is an experienced editor and writer who develops content related to homebuying, insurance, and other personal finance topics. Her background includes serving as both a mortgage reporter/analyst and insurance reporter/analyst for, and as a content editor for As of January 2020, she is a mortgage writer for personal finance brand LendingTree.


Ponder earned her bachelor's degree in journalism, with a communication studies minor, from the University of Georgia.

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.