Dan Marticio Expertise: Loans, Investing, Small business, Personal Finance Title: Freelance Writer Education: California State University, Fullerton Highlights A prolific personal finance writer with articles on The Balance, LendingTree, ValuePenguin, Fundera, and NerdWalletExpertise in personal and business loans, personal finance, small business, as well as investingBA in English from California State University, Fullerton Experience Dan Marticio has made his mark over the past three years as a respected expert on loans, investing, and small business. Dan's vast subject knowledge about lending and investing has earned him bylines on well-known personal finance and lending sites, including The Balance, LendingTree, ValuePenguin, Fundera, and NerdWallet. Not only is he a trusted resource for brick-and-mortar small business advice and reviews, but he's also contributed numerous articles focused on starting and maintaining a freelance writing career. Education BA in English; California State University, Fullerton 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.