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.

15 Best Employee Benefits to Look For When Job Hunting

If you’re exploring new job opportunities, you should look beyond the salary to find employee benefits that can make you happier and wealthier. Pay is important, but it’s the perks that make your workplace more enjoyable. Sometimes, a company offers you a higher salary than its competitors, but it comes at the cost of worse…

Lance Cothern, CPA 26 Nov

10 Common Resume Mistakes That Make Employers Cringe

Writing the perfect resume is challenging. Most people only write or update their resumes when searching for a job. Unless you’re a recruiter, hiring manager, or resume writing professional, you wouldn’t know how to craft the perfect resume without research. When I first started writing my resume, I made some of these common resume mistakes….

Lance Cothern, CPA 29 Oct

Travel Hacking Paid for Our Disney Trip. Here’s How

I’ve been to Disney World more times than I can count. I grew up going there once every few years and have continued visiting as an adult. Once my wife and I had our son, we knew we wanted him to experience it too. Everyone knows going to Disney World can be expensive. As someone…

Lance Cothern, CPA 15 Jan