Julie Ryan Evans


  • Expertise: Personal finance, real estate, small business, investing
  • Education: Johns Hopkins University, University of Nebraska


Julie Ryan Evans is a freelance writer who has contributed to LendingTree for more than four years. She covers personal finance, investing, real estate, personal finance and a host of other topics. She also writes for other top publications, including USA Today, Realtor.com, Debt.com and many others.

Earlier in her career, Julie worked as a communications specialist at Microsoft and as press secretary to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She was also a senior editor and writer for online publications including CafeMom and SheKnows.

Julie earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and a master’s degree in nonfiction writing from Johns Hopkins University.

Articles by Julie Ryan Evans

Using Personal Loans to Pay Down $5,000 or More in Credit Card Debt Raises Credit Scores by Average of 38 Points

Paying down credit card debt is one of the primary reasons people take out personal loans. And while it may seem a bit like robbing... read more

Workers Earn Average of 11% More By Switching Jobs and Moving, Data Shows

There’s something to be said about long-tenured employees. They know the ropes, have some seniority and are probably pretty comfortable. Still, there’s also something to... read more

Places Where People Spend Within Their Means

It may be easier said than done, but living within your means — that is, not spending more than you make — is paramount to... read more

4 ways unemployment can affect your credit (and 2 ways it can’t)

It’s important to know what a job loss could potentially do to your credit and long-term financial health. Here is what you need to know:... read more

Is It Better to Pay Off Debt or Invest? How to Decide for Yourself

Should you pay off debt or invest? Answering that question depends on a number of factors unique to your personal financial life, including how much... read more

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