Alex Cook

Staff Writer

  • Expertise: Personal finance, financial planning, small business
  • Education: University of Michigan


Alex Cook is a former staff writer who covered various personal finance topics for LendingTree, including personal loans, small business lending, studies, surveys and assets content.

Before joining LendingTree, Alex worked as an SEO specialist for a digital marketing agency, a freelance sportswriter and a legal assistant, often applying his skills as a writer and editor.

Alex earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan and is based in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Articles by Alex Cook

NetCredit Personal Loan Review

3.1 LendingTree Rating Accessibility Rates & terms Repayment experience Jump to: Our Methodology Our Methodology To come up with our star rating for personal loan... read more

Do Medical Bills Affect Your Credit?

Medical debt is a significant financial issue for many Americans, and unpaid debt can hurt your credit score. Even though the credit bureaus have recently... read more

What is the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is comprehensive federal legislation that regulates the credit reporting industry and grants certain consumer rights regarding how credit data... read more

How to Remove Paid-Off Child Support From Your Credit Report

Unpaid child support payments are included on your credit reports and remain there for up to seven years, having a negative impact on your credit... read more

What Is an Origination Fee?

A loan origination fee is an upfront charge that a lender deducts from the total loan amount. This type of fee can also be thought... read more

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