Lindsay VanSomeren

Lindsay VanSomeren

Credit, Credit cards, Bank accounts
University of Alaska Fairbanks


  • Covers credit, credit cards, and bank accounts for The Balance
  • Widely published personal finance writer with bylines on leading personal finance sites.


Lindsay VanSomeren is a respected personal finance writer whose work has appeared on Forbes Advisor, Northwestern Mutual, MassMutual, LendingTree, Credit Karma, Credit Sesame, and The Balance.

Lindsay's expert personal finance insights were borne from her own personal finance journey. After a major financial setback in 2015, she sharpened her financial knowledge and has translated that learning into hundreds of articles about credit, credit cards, and bank accounts over the past six years.


Lindsay VanSomeren has a B.S. and an M.S. degree in wildlife biology and conservation from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.