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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How Do I Refinance My Car Lease?

Refinancing your car lease into a car loan is possible, but you should crunch the […]

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What’s a Good Credit Score to Buy a Car?

There’s no set minimum to buy a car, but a good credit score will help […]

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Should I Buy an EV Now, or Wait?

There are definitely benefits to buying an EV nowadays, but you might want to wait. […]

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Pros and Cons of Transferring Auto Loan Debt to 0% Credit Card

It’s a risky approach, but if you do it right, it can work spectacularly. What […]

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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 […]