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

How Does a Credit Limit Increase Affect Your Credit Score?

Increasing the limit on a credit card gives you access to more credit, meaning you can spend more money on your card. Credit card issuers... read more

What Is Wage Garnishment?

Wage garnishment is a legal process in which creditors seek court orders to take a portion of a debtor’s paycheck to pay delinquent debt. Courts... read more

How to Change Personal Information on Your Credit Report

Credit reports are important documents. They reflect your borrowing history, and creditors use them to make loan decisions and set interest rates. In addition to... read more

Can Your Personal Credit Score Affect Your Small Business?

Starting your own business often costs quite a bit of money — and you may have to borrow some to get things off the ground.... read more

What is a Guaranteed Loan?

To receive a traditional personal loan, you’ll have to submit a formal application and the lender will then check your credit and decide whether to... read more

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