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Personal Finance, Credit Cards
Sarah Lawrence College


  • Freelance personal finance journalist who writes about credit cards for The Balance
  • Has had her work also published on a dozen other top personal finance websites  
  • Frequently writes about spending, saving, budgeting, and borrowing, and especially enjoys helping readers navigate their finances, decode financial products, and make smart decisions with their money



Dilworth has been covering personal finance since late 2010 and has published hundreds of articles, blog posts, Q&As, and product reviews on a wide range of money-related topics, including consumer banking and lending, credit reporting and scoring, consumer protection laws, and new financial technologies.

Her articles are frequently syndicated and, besides The Balance, have previously appeared on, LendingTree, Student Loan Hero, MagnifyMoney, CompareCards,,, Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business,, and others.