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

Best Long-Term Personal Loans

Long-term personal loans typically come with a repayment term of 60 months or more. This extended repayment period has both pros and cons: while borrowers... read more

What Is Buy Now, Pay Later, and Is It a Good Idea?

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) lets you break up retail purchases into manageable chunks. Under most plans, you’ll pay 25% down, with your balance due... read more

Debt Consolidation vs. Debt Settlement: Weigh Your Options

Getting yourself out of debt requires a strategy. Debt consolidation and debt settlement are two ways you can go about it. Debt consolidation is almost... read more

Ask the Experts: 12 Common Personal Loan Questions

Personal loans might not be as popular as auto loans and credit cards, but they’re gaining ground. Since 2020, the number of Americans with personal... read more

How To Find the Value of My Car: A 3-Step Guide

Knowing how to find the value of your car can be tricky. Car valuations depend on many factors including the vehicle itself and local market... read more

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