Alene Laney

Alene Laney

Credit and personal finance expert contributor

Credit card rewards, travel, personal finance


  • Featured in a number of outlets, including Business Insider,, The Balance,, Smarter Travel, Airfarewatchdog, Oyster and more.
  • Quoted in national outlets such as Yahoo! News, GoBankingRates, Rocket Mortgage, AllRecipes and other local publishers for personal finance and travel advice.
  • You can find Alene on LinkedIn, Facebook and occasionally blogging about travel rewards on her website, Pennies to Paradise.

Alene Laney is a former contributor to and is an award-winning writer with expertise in credit card rewards, travel and all things personal finance. She finds money-making and money-saving hacks thrilling. Her previous experience as a teacher helps her write about what genuinely works for families that are trying to piece together their personal finances.

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Personal Quote

“I’m a passionate advocate of those who feel left behind in today’s economy. It’s no exaggeration to say learning about and redeeming credit card rewards has changed my life. Travel was just about unattainable for our working-class household. After studying credit card rewards for years, our dreams of traveling the world are no longer out of reach – and I’m happy to overshare with anyone who will listen.”

Education & Honors

  • Bachelor of Arts in English literature and history from the University of Utah

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