Emily Long

Emily Long is a personal finance writer who reports on topics ranging from personal and home loans to tax prep and travel rewards. Her work has appeared on Wirecutter, NBC News, and MagnifyMoney, among others.

Articles by Emily Long

What Happens to My Credit Score If I Get a New Social Security Number?

If you’ve applied for a credit card or loan, filled out a rental application or tax forms, or had internet services installed at your home,... read more

How Do Medical Bills Affect Your Credit Score?

If you have unpaid medical bills lingering on your credit report, you’ve got plenty of company. In fact, 32% of working American have outstanding medical... read more

Laurel Road Personal Loan Review

A Laurel Road personal loan might be best for borrowers who want to avoid application fees and origination fees. Plus, Laurel Road APRs have a... read more

Colorado Debt Relief: Your Guide to State Laws and Managing Debt

If you have debt in Colorado — whether it’s outstanding student loans, credit card balances that got out of control or hefty medical bills you... read more

Why You Need to Start Building Credit in Your 20s

Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews, statements or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone An important step toward financial well-being... read more