Laura McMullen assigns and edits financial news content. She was previously a senior writer at NerdWallet and covered saving, making and budgeting money; she also contributed to the "Millennial Money" column for The Associated Press. Before joining NerdWallet in 2015, Laura worked for U.S. News & World Report, where she wrote and edited content related to careers, wellness and education and also contributed to the company's rankings projects. Before working at U.S. News & World Report, Laura interned at Vice Media and studied journalism, history and Arabic at Ohio University. Laura lives in Washington, D.C.
- Education: B.S. in journalism from Ohio University
- Previous experience: U.S. News & World Report
Laura has also nerded out in...
The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press
The latest from Laura
Smart Money Podcast: Save at Weddings, and Vet Mortgage Lenders
Save as a wedding guest. Then learn the cons of going with a mortgage lender recommended by your real estate agent.
Smart Money Podcast: How We Got to $1.75 Trillion in Student Loan Debt
Learn the history behind the rising cost of college and how 43 million Americans landed with student loan debt.
Smart Money Podcast: 3 Spring Money Tasks, and Debt Payoff Options
Check on your money goals. Then learn about several debt payoff strategies, which vary in their effectiveness.
Smart Money Podcast: The Fed Interest Rate Hike, and What’s a Credit Card Authorized User?
Higher interest rates may affect your mortgage and credit card payments, as well as everyday finances.
What to Buy (and Skip) on Black Friday 2021
Expect major bargains on laptops, but hold off on gear that will be even less expensive in a few months.
Black Friday 2021: Expect So-So Deals and Supply Snags
If you wait to buy holiday gifts, supply chain disruptions may prevent them from arriving in time.