Jacqueline DeMarco


About the author

“People like to say money doesn’t matter, but that’s not true. When we are in control of our finances and have good financial health, every area of our lives benefits. From our health, to our careers, to our relationships, being financially well can improve all areas of our life. The first step towards financial wellness is knowledge and I hope that my work provides people with the tools they need to make the right financial decisions for them.”  - Jacqueline DeMarco


During college, Jacqueline interned at a retirement plan advisory firm and was tasked with creating a presentation on the importance of financial wellness. During her research into how money can affect our health, relationships and career, Jacqueline realized just how important financial education is.

Jacqueline has worked with more than a dozen financial brands, including LendingTree, Credit Karma, Fundera, Chime, MagnifyMoney, Student Loan Hero, ValuePenguin, SoFi and Northwestern Mutual, providing thoughtful content to give readers insight into complex topics that they likely didn’t learn in school. You can learn more about her work and connect with her on LinkedIn or at JacquelineDeMarco.com. Sometimes she’s even interviewed about her career and running a freelance writing business.


Jacqueline attended the University of California Irvine (UCI) where she studied Literary Journalism and Digital Arts and learned how to combine journalistic style research with a touch of creativity.

Jacqueline's Latest Articles

  • A guide to foreign transaction fees

    Foreign fees can be anywhere from 1 percent to 4 percent of each credit card transaction you make and can pile up quickly if you are not mindful of your international spending. Let’s take a closer look [...]

    6 min read Jul 07, 2021
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  • How to get cash back from a credit card

    Cash back credit cards can be a great way to earn rewards when you shop. It’s important to understand how these credit cards work when it comes to earning and redeeming cash back rewards. That way, you [...]

    4 min read Jun 29, 2021
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  • Why I love the Chase Freedom Unlimited

    The Chase Freedom Unlimited offers many perks and incentives, especially for travel and opportunities to earn rewards through the Chase Ultimate Rewards shopping portal. Find out why we love this card, [...]

    3 min read Jun 25, 2021
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  • How to increase your credit limit

    If you can handle the increased responsibility of a larger credit limit, applying for an increase is a savvy money move. Here’s how to increase your credit limit.

    4 min read Jun 23, 2021
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  • 6 free tools to stop recurring card charges

    As the popularity of subscription services grows, so does consumer frustration over recurring charges they either forgot to cancel or couldn’t shut off due to a lack of customer service. Luckily, there [...]

    5 min read Jun 14, 2021
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  • Are you ready for your first credit card?

    Despite the benefits that can come along with having a credit card, you’ll want to think carefully before applying for your first one. Credit cards come with a lot of responsibility, so if you’re considering [...]

    7 min read Jun 10, 2021
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  • What happens if you don’t activate a credit card?

    Your account was opened the moment you were approved, so choosing not to activate your credit card won’t impact your account status – it just means you won’t be able to use it.

    4 min read May 19, 2021
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