Lindsay VanSomeren


Lindsay VanSomeren

Lindsay VanSomeren is a freelance financial writer living in Kirkland, WA with a houseful of pets including two cats, a dog, and a husband. She has been a professional dogsled racer, a wildlife researcher, and a participant in the National Spelling Bee. She was inspired to learn more about managing her money after a wake-up call where she had to give up her Alaskan home in a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. Now, she writes about credit, debt, and other personal finance topics. She enjoys weightlifting, homebrewing, and teaching other scientists how to manage their money at Science Finance.


How to Improve Your Credit After a Divorce

This post is sponsored by Lexington Law Firm. Going through a divorce is rough. There’s so many things to think about, and so many emotional decisions to be made that it’s easy to let a few things slip. The last thing on most people’s minds when...

The Best Grocery Apps to Use on Your Next Visit to the Store

One of my favorite ways to make my smartphone earn its keep is with scanning apps. You know—the kind where you scan products and receipts from purchases you’ve made. Here are four apps that I use every week to do just that—including my favorite one,...

5 Ways to Get Into a Routine of Building Better Money Habits

Everyone wants to be a money-management pro. After all, who really likes dealing with money stress? The first step in this journey is realizing you need to make a change—which, if you’re reading this article, you probably already have. Next, you need...