Terri Williams

Terri Williams

Expertise: Mortgages, home buying, loans, insurance, personal finance
Title: Personal Finance Journalist
Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama


  • Terri Williams is an expert in mortgages, real estate, home buying, budgeting, insurance, and other personal finance concerns
  • As a journalist she's been researching and writing about personal finance, business, and tech since 2010
  • Terri's work has appeared in The Economist, USA Today, Realtor.com, The Houston Chronicle, The San Francisco Chronicle, among others


Terri Williams has been a journalist and freelance writer since 2010. She covers topics ranging from personal finance and education to business and technology. For The Balance Terri primarily draws on her experience writing about mortgages, home buying, and real estate.

Terri has worked with some of the world's biggest brands in publishing, including The Economist, American Bar Association Journal, Yahoo, USA Today, US News & World Report, Realtor.com, Verizon, Time/Next Advisor, The Houston Chronicle, and The San Francisco Chronicle.

She earned a B.A. in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Terri has a B.A. in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham


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