Lance Cothern, CPA

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Lance Cothern is a personal finance and credit expert. He graduated as the valedictorian of the College of Business at James Madison University and went on to earn his CPA license in Virginia a year later. Together with his wife, they paid off over $80,000 of student loan debt in just under 3 years.

After a few years in public and corporate accounting, Lance started his own personal finance blog, Money Manifesto. He then transitioned his career to become a freelance writer focusing on personal finance and credit topics. His clients have included U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, My Bank Tracker, Credit Karma and many more.

When Lance isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son and dog as well as planning their next free vacation using credit card rewards.

To learn more, connect with him on LinkedIn.

10 Common Mistakes on a Resume to Avoid at All Costs

Writing the perfect resume is challenging. Most people only write or update their resumes when searching for a job. When you’re competing for a job, you don’t want your resume to stand out for the wrong reasons. Don’t make these common mistakes.

Lance Cothern, CPA 29 Oct

1 in 3 Americans Don’t Know How Much of Their Income Goes to Debt

Debt is a four-letter word in many households. Some people don’t want to face their debt head on. Whether it’s because they’re ashamed or they don’t know how they’re going to pay it back, ignoring debt can become a significant problem.

Lance Cothern, CPA 23 May

How I Took My Family to Disney World for Free

Here’s how we kept our costs down and the key to getting a cheap or free Disney World vacation. Use these tips and strategies to make the trip to Disney World a reality for you and your family.

Lance Cothern, CPA 15 Jan