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Credit Cards, Loans, Personal Finance
Sarah Lawrence College


  • Personal finance journalist who writes about credit cards, loans, and insurance for The Balance
  • 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



Kelly 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 appeared on Forbes Advisor,, LendingTree, Student Loan Hero, MagnifyMoney, CompareCards,,, Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business,, and others. 


Kelly holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College.