Jacqueline DeMarco

Jacqueline DeMarco has been a personal finance writer for over seven years. She has contributed content to more than a dozen financial brands, including LendingTree, Credit Karma, Fundera, Chime, MagnifyMoney, Student Loan Hero, ValuePenguin, SoFi, and Northwestern Mutual. Jacqueline received a bachelor’s degree in literary journalism from the University of California, Irvine. 

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