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Andrew Tavin

Andrew Tavin covers budgeting and credit scores for OppLoans. His experience as a comedian lends an approachable and humorous angle to his content and makes the scary parts of personal finance less intimidating for readers.

Kelly Zimmerman

Kelly Zimmerman oversees all content for the OppLoans blog. Her focus is on creating engaging and easy-to-digest information for consumers who are looking for both immediate and long-term financial answers.

Alex Huntsberger

Alex Huntsberger has covered loans, credit scores, and personal finance for OppLoans since 2015. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and a regular contributor to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Matt Pelkey

Matt Pelkey is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI). As director of education for OppU, he has successfully implemented personal finance courses, scholarship opportunities, and financial literacy resources for students and adults of all ages.

Samantha Rose

Samantha Rose covers financial literacy for the educational arm of OppLoans. Her work focuses on providing hands-on resources for high school and college-age students in addition to their parents and educators.

Ashley Altus

Ashley Altus covers personal finance topics that relate to the average American household, ranging from loans and mortgages to credit cards and personal relationships with money.

Lane Kareska

Lane Kareska is a Digital Marketing Director at OppLoans. He holds a degree from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from Southern Illinois University. His work has been widely published in national journals and media outlets. His areas of focus include personal finance, consumer credit access, and the prime and subprime lending industry. 
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