Laura Gariepy

Laura Gariepy

Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship
Personal Finance/Small Business Writer, Business Coach
Bridgewater State University, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth


  • Covers personal finance, entrepreneurship, and small business topics for The Balance
  • Business coach to new and aspiring freelancers
  • Featured in articles on sites such as CNBC Acorns, Fox Business, and Student Loan Hero
  • Contributed to outlets such as, LendingTree, and Rocket Homes (a Quicken Loans brand)


Laura Gariepy has covered personal finance, small business, and entrepreneurship topics for The Balance since 2020. After spending almost a decade in human resources in a variety of industries such as retail, education, telecommunications, mental health, and manufacturing, she left her career to pursue freelancing and entrepreneurship. In the process, Laura has become a business coach to aspiring freelancers, has been featured in articles on CNBC Acorns and Fox Business, and has contributed to outlets such as, LendingTree, and Rocket Homes (a Quicken Loans brand).


Laura earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a bachelor's in psychology from Bridgewater State University. She has completed coursework towards a Doctor of Business Administration from Saint Leo University.