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My name is Kevin Payne and I’m a freelance writer passionate about personal finances, family travel, and budgeting. I am also part of the blogger team at Northeast Ohio Parent

Looking for entertaining and informative content that engages readers? Let me help you. From copy for websites and blogs to articles, press releases, ghostwriting, and other writing projects, I can provide content that will boost traffic and reach your audience.

Writing Portfolio

Here’s a sample of writing work I’ve done for clients recently:


Credit Cards

Capital One SavorOne Credit Card Review – Forbes

Capital One® Spark® Cash Select for Business Review – Credit Karma

Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card Review – FinanceBuzz

American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp Card Review – FinanceBuzz

Discover it Chrome for Students – FinanceBuzz

Do Chase’s New Lyft and DoorDash Benefits Also Apply to Authorized Users? – SlickDeals



Axos Bank Review – Investopedia 

CIT Bank Review – Forbes

Best Money Market Accounts for April 2020 – Club Thrifty

16 Best Checking Accounts For 2019 – Club Thrifty

24 Best Bank Promotions This Month ($100 Minimum Bonus) – Club Thrifty


Student Loans

What is Income-Based Repayment And Do I Qualify? – Club Thrifty

Credible Student Loans Review For 2019 – Millennial Money

6 Smart Ways to Lower Your Monthly Student Loan Payments – Student Loan Planner

How to Know If Refinancing Your Student Loans Is Right for You – Student Loan Planner

What is The Average Student Loan Debt? – Edmit



How to Buy a House Despite Student Loan Debt – Student Loan Planner

When It Makes Sense to Refinance Your Mortgage (And When It Doesn’t) – Marriage, Kids, and Money

What Does A Real Estate Agent Do? – Rocket Homes 


Business & Entrepreneurship

How to Become a Ghostwriter – PT Money

30 of the Best Paying Freelance Jobs and How to Find One – PT Money

26 Smart Ways for Moms and Dads to Make More Money – Marriage, Kids, and Money

How One Couple Makes Over $60,000 Reselling Shoes – One Smart Dollar

Teach English Online and Make Extra Money – Money Smart Family


Budgeting & Saving

Best Places To Keep Your Emergency Fund – Forbes

Why You Should Track Your Net Worth (And How To Do It Easily) – Marriage, Kids, and Money

Top 15 Budget Apps That Make Your Personal Finance Goals Easy – Marriage, Kids, and Money

Ways to Budget and Save on the Costs of Summer Camp – Northeast Ohio Parent

Back to School for Your Family Finances – Northeast Ohio Parent



Should I Pay Off Debt Or Invest? What To Focus On First – Five Senses of Living

How to Pay Off Holiday Debt (And Avoid It Next Year) – DollarSprout



TurboTax Review 2019: Best Choice for DIY Tax Preparation – Club Thrifty

TurboTax Live: Do-It-Yourself Taxes Plus Live Expert Help – Club Thrifty

TaxAct Online Review 2019: A Solid Choice For DIY Tax Preparation – Club Thrifty

7 Best and Cheapest Online Tax Services of 2020 – Slick Deals 



Family Travel During Peak Times – Northeast Ohio Parent

Save Money through Reciprocal Zoo and Museum Memberships – Northeast Ohio Parent

The Key to Finding Travel Deals for your Next Family Vacation – Early Morning Money

Saving at Disney World: Tickets – The Miller Life



The Great Cleveland Donut Tour of 2018 – Cleveland Plus

Baseball Lovers’ Guide to Northeast Ohio and Beyond – Northeast Ohio Parent

A Family Guide to the Ultimate Cleveland Staycation – Northeast Ohio Parent

The Blossom Music Festival with The Cleveland Orchestra – Northeast Ohio Parent


Personal Finance

CIT Bank Review – Forbes

Why Lending Money To Friends And Family Is A Bad Idea – DollarSprout

The Top 40 Personal Finance Podcasts – PT Money

Five Resources for Starting Your Own Financial Literacy Program – Plutus Foundation

What is Credit? Essential Things to Know About Credit – CardCruncher

What is a Credit Check? – CardCruncher

Should I Buy or Lease My Next Car? – rateGenius



10 Best Smart Pet Feeders in 2019 – Home Toys

14 Best Places to Sell Video Games – Home Toys

12 Best Places to Sell Your Old iPhone – Home Toys


Current Events

Financial Tips & Resources for Dealing With COVID-19 – Northeast Ohio Parent



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