Lindsay VanSomeren

Lindsay VanSomeren RateGenius contributor


Lindsay VanSomeren is a personal finance expert who has written for many websites such as Credit Karma, LendingTree, The Balance, and Experian. She currently lives in Kirkland, Washington with her husband, two cats, and a dog. In her spare time she enjoys homebrewing, reading, and outdoor adventures.


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Want To Get Out of Your Car Lease? Here Are Your Options

It’s not easy to end a car lease early, but there are ways to do […]

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Divorce and Auto Loans: Who Pays?

Divorce can be messy, but figuring out what to do with your joint car loan […]

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Green Auto Loans For Eco Friendly Cars

Even car loans are going green! Financing options are available specifically for EVs and hybrids. […]

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Are Car Loans Amortized Like Mortgages?

Amortization refers to how you pay off your loan, and can vary between a car […]

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Turn Your Car Expenses To Tax Deductions

Writing-off eligible car expenses could save you a ton of money on taxes. So what […]

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What Should I Buy First: A House or Car?

Is there a correct order to buying a house and a car — what if […]

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Your Guide to Roadside Assistance Plans

Breakdowns are a bummer, but roadside assistance turns a major hurdle into a speed bump. […]

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Car Upgrades That Are Actually Worth It

Upgrades can make your car safer and cost-effective, but which ones are worth their price? […]

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Sedan or Hatchback: Which is Best?

Sedans and hatchbacks are similar, but hatchbacks have the clear advantage for active lifestyles. If […]

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What Is a Balloon Payment Car Loan?

“Ball-and-chain” might be a better descriptor for this type of auto loan than “balloon.” If […]