Lindsay VanSomeren
Lindsay VanSomeren—The Balance
expertise
Credit, Credit cards, Bank accounts
education
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Highlights
  • Widely published personal finance writer
  • Committed to empowering others to make smart financial decisions
  • Credit card and banking expert for The Balance since 2019
Experience

Lindsay VanSomeren is a personal finance writer who specializes in covering credit and credit cards. She has written for many outlets, including LendingTree, Credit Karma, Credit Sesame, Northwestern Mutual, MassMutual, and many more. 

Lindsay started out like many Americans with little financial knowledge, however she was inspired to learn how to manage her finances better after a homeownership debacle in 2015 that resulted in a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.

Happily, Lindsay's finances are back on track. She now dedicates her time to helping others learn how to manage their money better as well so they can live a more stress-free life. 

She lives in Kirkland, Washington, with a household of furry critters, including a dog, two cats, and a husband. She enjoys using credit cards to travel hack. In her spare time she enjoys homebrewing, fitness, and reading.