Lauren Ward

Lauren Ward
Title: Freelance Writer
Education: Georgetown University
Location: Richmond, Va.
Expertise: Real Estate, Personal Finance, Budgeting, Savings and Debt

Lauren covers personal finance topics for major publications, fintech platforms, and financial services firms. With more than 10 years of experience, she has researched and written about savings and debt, investing, real estate, small businesses, taxes, and estate planning.


  • Personal finance expert
  • Financial services ghostwriter
  • Fintech content contributor


In addition to covering consumer budgeting, savings, and debt, Lauren ghostwrites for financial services companies, including wealth management firms and tax advisory firms. She has also contributed content to a number of fintech startups. Previously, Lauren worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and began her career in Washington, D.C. doing non-profit fundraising.


Lauren earned a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language from Georgetown University. During that time, she studied abroad at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan.

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