Elyssa Kirkham

Personal Finance, Student Loans, Consumer Credit
Brigham-Young University - Idaho


  • Nearly a decade of specialized experience as a personal finance journalist
  • Has written for The Balance, LendingTree, Student Loan Hero, GOBankingRates, and other prominent financial publications


Elyssa started her career in personal finance journalism with GOBankingRates, where she wrote hundreds of educational articles on a variety of financial topics. She leveraged those efforts into a specialty in explaining education debt and financing as a writer for Student Loan Hero and LendingTree. Since 2019, she has been writing about student loans and other personal finance topics for The Balance among other outlets.