Alene Laney, personal finance writer

Alene Laney

Expertise: Mortgage, Credit, Real Estate, Personal Finance
Title: Personal finance writer
Education: University of Utah
Location: Provo, Utah


  • Award-winning freelance journalist since 2016
  • Real estate investor since 2004
  • Credit expert


Alene Laney has been writing about personal finance topics for online and print publications since 2016. Alene has spent more than a decade as a real estate investor, learning the ins and outs of finding, funding, and selling properties. She's used her extensive experience to provide articles for Inside Real Estate and Rocket Mortgage. Alene has substantial experience writing about credit cards, rewards travel, and personal finance for high-profile sites such as, SmarterTravel MoneyGeek, Yahoo Finance, and GOBankingRates.


B.A. in English literature and history

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