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
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The latest from Laura
FTC’s Proposed ‘Click to Cancel’ Targets Recurring Subscriptions
The proposed provision would ban sellers from making it difficult or impossible to cancel subscriptions.
Fed: Tightened Credit Could ‘Substitute for Rate Hikes’
The federal funds rate level is now 4.75% to 5.00%.
Why Are Eggs So Expensive?
The cost of eggs fluctuates over time but has skyrocketed recently thanks to an unprecedented bird flu outbreak.
New York Bank Agrees to Buy Failed Signature Bank
Signature Bank's failure follows the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, which sent shockwaves throughout global markets.
Google to Increase YouTube TV Price By 12%
YouTube TV will cost subscribers $72.99 per month beginning in April 2023.
How Silicon Valley Bank Failed (and Why That Probably Won’t Happen to Your Bank)
Silicon Valley Bank failed after a series of events that aren't likely to happen at your bank.
January Rent Data: 64% of U.S. Cities Fail the Affordability Test
In January, 64% of rents on the market in the U.S. were at or above the recommended 30% rent-to-income ratio.
What Is the Best Streaming Service for You? See Prices and Plans
Streaming services can take a bite out of your budget. Make sure you’re getting a good return on your entertainment investment.
The Cost of Groceries: Are Food Prices Going Up?
Food prices in February 2023 increased 9.5% from the same time in 2022.
Why Are There So Many Big Lottery Jackpots?
Billion-dollar jackpots, once rare, have become commonplace in Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries.
What Is the PCE?
The personal consumption expenditures price index tracks how much consumers are spending on goods and services. It's frequently used to measure inflation.
What Is the Consumer Price Index (CPI)?
The index measures the change in average price paid by consumers for a set of goods and services that represent regular expenses, like groceries or gas.