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 in a New Company

If you’re exploring new job opportunities, you should look beyond the salary to find the top employee benefits that can make you happier and wealthier. Pay is important, but it’s the perks that make your workplace more enjoyable.

Lance Cothern, CPA 26 Nov

10 Common Resume Mistakes to Avoid (and What to Do Instead)

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

Travel Hacking Sent My Family to Disney World for Free. 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