Rebecca Lake

Rebecca Lake

Small Business and Personal Finance Expert Contributor


Personal finance, Credit cards


  • Nearly a decade of professional writing experience relating to finance and credit cards
  • Current contributor to, Bankrate and Nerdwallet
  • Founder of Boss Single Mama, a personal finance site that teaches money management


Rebecca Lake is a freelance writer and blogger specializing in personal finance. Her interest in finance – specifically credit cards – began when she was struggling to pay off over $30,000 in credit card debt. With a passion for helping others make smart financial decisions, she started writing about finance in 2012 and since then has contributed to a number of highly-visible brands online, including, U.S. News & World Report, Citi Life + Money, Discover Modern Money blog, Bankrate, SmartAsset, Fox Business Network, Forbes Advisor, Magnify Money and Nerdwallet.

Her areas of expertise include credit cards, debt management and personal money management. She began writing for in 2018, where she authors articles on topics ranging from credit score management to travel rewards to small business credit. She’s been quoted in Fatherly, Consolidated Credit, Grow from Acorns and the Haven Life blog, among others.

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Education & Honors

  • Bachelor's degree, University of South Carolina
  • Master's degree, Charleston Southern University

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