Lauren Nicholson

Lauren Nicholson is a staff writer at LendingTree, where she covers personal loans, credit cards and auto loans. She has written popular LendingTree articles including the Best Unsecured Loans and the Easiest Credit Cards to Get. Lauren was also responsible for developing the rating methodologies for Preapproved Car Loans and the Best Used Car Websites.

As someone who does an inordinate amount of research before making financial decisions, Lauren particularly enjoys writing reviews of financial products. She believes that when consumers have enough information, they will choose the right loans or credit cards — and keep more money in their wallets.

Before joining LendingTree, she worked in the education sector as a college counselor and marketing associate. Lauren is passionate about using clear, concise language to empower readers as they make important financial decisions.


  • Personal loans
  • Auto loans
  • Credit cards


  • 40+ articles written for LendingTree
  • 5+ years of writing and editing experience


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Master of Arts, New York University

Bringing work home

“My four-year-old son has recently shown an interest in money. I’ll sometimes chat with him about the basics, but I wasn’t sure how much he was retaining until he offered to sell me a piece of his pizza for $100,000 at dinner last week. When I countered with $2, he told me I could ‘just get a loan’ to pay him the full $100,000.”

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