Freelance financial and consumer journalist


Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Clark University


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  • Freelance financial and consumer journalist


Kalen is a frequent contributor to a variety of online publications and writes about financial topics like investing in the stock market, insurance options, saving for retirement, and behavioral finance theory. Another area of interest includes avoiding student loan debt, something that Kalen has advised many people on.


Kalen received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and earned his Master of Business Administration in finance at Clark University.

Quote from Kalen Smith

"Debt can be one the scariest experiences of a person's lifetime. By staying calm and being methodical about how you approach and get out of your debt, you can quickly work your way towards financial freedom."