Jacqueline DeMarco Title: Freelance Writer Education: University of California Irvine Location: Irvine, California Expertise: Banking, budgeting, investing, taxes, loans, credit cards and scores Has researched and written dozens of articles on investing, taxes, banking, credit cards and scores, loans, and moreOver seven years of experience as a writer for digital and print publicationsStudied literary journalism at the University of California Irvine Experience Jacqueline DeMarco has over seven years of experience researching and writing dozens of articles on investing, taxes, credit cards and scores, loans, banking, budgeting, and more. She's been published by major financial publications including LendingTree, Credit Karma, Fundera, Chime, MagnifyMoney, Student Loan Hero, ValuePenguin, SoFi, Northwestern Mutual, and more.Jacqueline enjoys providing thoughtful content to give readers insight into complex topics that they likely didn’t learn in school. She first began her career in personal finance during college when she interned at a retirement plan advisory firm and was tasked with creating a presentation on the importance of financial wellness. During her research into how money can affect health, relationships, and careers, Jacqueline realized just how important financial education is.Jacqueline has been writing for The Balance since March 2021. Education Jacqueline has a bachelor's in literary journalism and digital arts from the University of California Irvine (UCI). 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.