Elyssa Kirkham

Elyssa Kirkham is a personal finance writer who specializes in using data journalism to provide unique insights into the world of money. Her work has been featured in TIME, CBS News, MSN Money, Business Insider, Daily Finance and more.

Articles by Elyssa Kirkham

Student Loan vs. Personal Loan: Which One’s Best for You?

If you have to borrow money to pay for college, federal loans are usually best. But if that’s not an option, you may end up... read more

Student Loan Dispute Letter Samples You Can Use to Protect Your Rights

If you find a mistake with your student loan record, a problem with repayment or other similar issue, your servicer should be able to help... read more

Is Dental School Worth the Student Debt?

Pursuing a degree in dentistry can lead to a fulfilling and high-paying career as a health care professional, but it can also involve a large... read more

How to Apply for Financial Aid for College: 10 Steps

The process to apply for financial aid can be long and confusing. But successfully navigating it will net you as much money for college as... read more

Parent’s Guide to the FAFSA and Federal Student Aid

As the parent of a college student younger than 24, you’ll likely need to complete at least part of the Free Application for Federal Student... read more

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