Maggie Davis

Staff Writer

  • Expertise: Personal finance
  • Education: Pepperdine University


Maggie Davis is a staff writer at LendingTree. She primarily focuses on breaking down complex data and research about the financial lives of Americans into digestible content through our studies and surveys. Her reporting has been featured in numerous publications, such as Forbes and USA Today.

Before joining LendingTree, Maggie worked in public relations and media coordination. In addition to working within the hospitality technology and real estate verticals, Maggie has also enjoyed investigative reporting and writing on an environmental beat. As a newspaper editor during her undergraduate studies, her writing was honored with several student journalism awards, including an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award and a College Media Association Pinnacle Award.

Maggie has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Pepperdine University.

Articles by Maggie Davis

Average Tax Refund Spikes 14% to $4,264, with 40% of Filers Relying on Money

Tax season is here again. As April deadlines approach, we analyzed where taxpayers got the biggest average refunds for tax year 2021, based on new... read more

Average Car Payment and Auto Loan Statistics 2024

The average car payment for new vehicles was a record-high $738 per month in the fourth quarter of 2023, a 2.5% increase from the fourth... read more

East Coast States Are More at Risk of Coastal Flooding Than West Coast States

Coastal flooding can pose a significant threat to communities across the U.S., particularly as sea levels rise and extreme events become more intense. Not only... read more

Residents Are Fleeing California, but It’s the Top Destination for Movers From 6 States

Americans are moving South. Between 2021 and 2022, eight of the 10 states with the highest net migration (more people moving in than moving out)... read more

Alcohol-Involved Fatal Crashes 16% More Common During St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Than Rest of Month

St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching. Although fun and festive, the alcohol-heavy holiday may be more risky for drivers. In fact, fatal crashes involving alcohol... read more

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