Kevin Payne

Kevin PayneKevin Payne is a freelance writer specializing in credit cards, student loans, personal finance, and travel. He is a regular contributor to Student Loan Planner, FinanceBuzz, and Millennial Money.

His work has also been featured on sites like Forbes and Credit Karma. Kevin is also the budget and family travel expert behind Kevin lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife and four kids. His spare time is spent coaching basketball and planning family vacations.

10 Tips to Quit Your Job in the Most Professional Way Possible

Several months ago, I decided to leave my job of 14 years to become a full-time freelance writer. But when it was time to give notice, fear overcame me. I’d seen other people leave the company over the years, and it rarely ended well. Although I did the best I could, I wish I had…

Kevin Payne 12 Jun

How to Pay Off Unexpected Medical Debt

Medical debt is a reality for almost one-third of America’s workforce. A recent survey by The Commonwealth Fund showed that 32% of working Americans have outstanding medical debt.[1] What’s more alarming is that 54% of those people with medical debt said they defaulted on it. If this sounds like your current situation, or it quickly…

Kevin Payne 17 Apr

4 Tips for Paying Off Your Holiday Debt

My favorite part of the holiday season is buying gifts for loved ones. I am our family’s chief present buyer, and I take my job seriously. Since our kids were born, I’ve spent considerable time picking the perfect Christmas gifts for everyone. From the latest tech gadgets to an adventure to New York City, I…

Kevin Payne 17 Jan

4 Reasons You Should Never Lend Money to Friends or Family

If you’ve ever lent money to a friend or family member hoping to see it again, you’re not alone. According to Bankrate’s 2019 Lending Money Survey, 60% of Americans have helped loved ones with the expectation of being paid back.[1] Unfortunately, the reality is that you may never see that money again. Worse, you could…

Kevin Payne 16 Jan