Carol Pope

Staff Writer

Expertise: Personal finance, personal loans, student loans and insurance

Education: University of Michigan – Flint

Carol Pope is a personal finance writer who takes pride in helping readers make savvy decisions about their money. She specializes in personal loans and auto loans. She also particularly enjoys writing about debt management. Before joining LendingTree, Carol was a licensed insurance agent for Geico and an in-house insurance writer for Bankrate. She earned her B.A. in English with a specialization in writing from the University of Michigan – Flint.

Articles by Carol Pope

How to Get an Instant Auto Loan

Buying a new car is exciting, but there’s nothing worse than being stuck at the dealership for hours. Although there are tires to kick, prices... read more

Personal Lines of Credit

A personal line of credit gives access to funds that you can borrow from over and over again, like a credit card. But unlike a... read more

How To Sell a Car on Craigslist

Ready to sell your old ride? You could take it to a dealer, but you’ll probably get more money if you sell it privately. That’s... read more

How Much Should a Down Payment Be for a Car?

It’s good practice to make a down payment of at least 20% on a new car (10% for used). A larger down payment can also... read more

What Are In-House Financing Car Lots?

Have you driven past a dealership that advertised “no credit, no problem”? That’s an in-house financing car lot. An in-house financing car lot is a... read more

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