Lindsay VanSomeren

Lindsay VanSomeren
  • Widely published personal finance writer
  • Committed to empowering others to make smart financial decisions
  • Credit card and banking expert for The Balance since 2019


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. 


Lindsay VanSomeren has a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 

About The Balance and Dotdash

The Balance makes personal finance easy to understand. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on managing your money. Whether you’re looking to invest, buy a home, save for retirement, or achieve another financial goal, The Balance will answer your questions with straightforward personal financial advice.

The Balance is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the internet, according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.