Alicia Hahn Expertise: Student loans, credit cards, consumer debt Title: Personal finance editor Education: University of California, Santa Barbara , Emerson College Location: Long Beach, California Highlights Alicia Hahn is an experienced personal finance editor who has managed online content for major companies, including MasterCardIn addition to her editorial work for The Balance, Alicia has written for, and held editorial leadership roles with, widely-followed personal finance publications including Student Loan Hero, Forbes Advisor, and FinanceBuzzShe earned a B.A. in English from UC Santa Barbara and a masters degree in publishing from Emerson College Experience Alicia Hahn is a personal finance editor with nearly a decade of editorial experience and a master's degree in publishing. She has worked with major finance and lifestyle brands, managing their online content and freelance contributing writers. In addition to her editorial work for The Balance, Alicia has held key editorial roles with Forbes Advisor, Student Loan Hero, FinanceBuzz, and others. Education Alicia earned a B.A. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and she earned a masters degree in publishing from Emerson College. 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.