Jacqueline DeMarco

Jacqueline DeMarco

Banking, budgeting, investing, taxes, loans, credit cards and scores
Freelance Writer
University of California Irvine


  • Has researched and written dozens of articles on investing, taxes, banking, credit cards and scores, loans, and more
  • Over seven years of experience as a writer for digital and print publications
  • Studied literary journalism at the University of California Irvine


Jacqueline DeMarco has over seven years of experience researching and writing dozens of articles on investing, taxes, credit cards and scores, loans, banking, budgeting, and more. She's been published by major financial publications including LendingTree, Credit Karma, Fundera, Chime, MagnifyMoney, Student Loan Hero, ValuePenguin, SoFi, Northwestern Mutual, and more.

Jacqueline enjoys providing thoughtful content to give readers insight into complex topics that they likely didn’t learn in school. She first began her career in personal finance during college when she interned at a retirement plan advisory firm and was tasked with creating a presentation on the importance of financial wellness. During her research into how money can affect health, relationships, and careers, Jacqueline realized just how important financial education is.

Jacqueline has been writing for The Balance since March 2021.


Jacqueline has a bachelor's in literary journalism and digital arts from the University of California Irvine (UCI).