Jolene Latimer


  • Los Angeles-based journalist

  • Writes about entertainment, sports, personal finance, and more

  • Has print, digital, and on-camera experience


Jolene Latimer is a journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She has experience covering entertainment, sports, personal finance, and more for popular publications including the Associated Press, Yahoo! Style, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, USA Today, CBC, ESPN, and more. She wrote about student loans and student loan debt for The Balance.



Jolene has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and also spent a year at the University of Alberta.

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.