Ashley Donohoe Title: Personal Finance Writer Education: Western Governors University, Liberty University Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Expertise: Personal finance, Lending, Credit management Bookkeeper certified by the National Bookkeepers AssociationMore than a decade of writing about personal finance, credit management, and lending planningServed in an advisory role for Zacks Investment Research content Experience Ashley Donohoe is a bookkeeper certified by the National Bookkeepers Association and has spent more than a decade covering financial topics include banking, budgeting, credit management, and retirement planning. A variety of high-profile finance websites have featured Ashley's personal finance insight, including Zacks Investment Research, WiseGeek, and Sapling. She's also worked as an expert reviewer and editor in the field.As a certified bookkeeper, Ashley has exhibited expertise in financial transaction analysis, accounting tools, taxes, and business operations. Education Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies: Computer Science and Business from Liberty University in 2010. She continued her education and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Western Governors University in 2013. In early 2021, she received a bookkeeping certification from the National Bookkeepers Association. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.