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.HighlightsPersonal finance expert Financial services ghostwriterFintech content contributor Experience 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. Education Lauren earned a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language from Georgetown University. During that time, she studied abroad at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.