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From our early days as a blog back in 2006, The Simple Dollar has been simplifying personal finance for 14 years. Today our team of experts is based in the Wall Street of the South — Charlotte, North Carolina — as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico. About Us

Taylor Leamey

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Taylor Leamey is a personal finance reporter at The Simple Dollar who specializes in personal loans, student loans, mortgages, renters, and financial policy. Her reporting has also been featured at CreditCards.com, Interest.com, Reviews.com, MyMove.com, and elsewhere.