Des Toups

Lead Assigning Editor  |  Student loans, repaying college debt, paying for college

Des Toups joined NerdWallet in 2015 and now supports the student loans and auto loans teams. He draws on decades of experience in personal finance journalism — exploring everything from car insurance to bankruptcy to couponing to side hustles — and a lifetime's worth of lessons learned. He is based in Portland, Oregon, and Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

  • Previous experience:,, Seattle Times, Anchorage Daily News, Albuquerque Journal, Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph

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