Stephanie Bolling Expertise: Budgeting, loans, retirement, insurance, credit cards Title: Freelance Writer Education: University of South Florida Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida Highlights Over a decade of experience writing about budgeting, insurance, loans, retirement, and moreWork has also appeared in the Tampa Bay Times, The Penny Hoarder, LendEDU, and moreHas a bachelor's in mass communication and journalism from the University of South Florida Experience Stephanie Bolling has over 10 years of experience as a writer. She has written hundreds of articles on personal finance topics including budgeting, loans, insurance, retirement, and more. In addition to The Balance, her work has appeared in the Tampa Bay Times, The Penny Hoarder, Money Under 30, and LendEDU. Stephanie lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Education Stephanie has a bachelor's degree in mass communication and journalism from the University of South Florida. 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.