Lauren Bowling is a part-time blogger and full-time content marketing and social media specialist. After getting her degree in theater, she headed for New York City where she failed as an actor and went broke, but landed a sweet job on Wall Street which sparked her interest in personal finance. Since April 2012 she has been running her own blog geared toward financial education and empowerment for young women, aptly titled L Bee and the Moneytree.
In November 2012, Money Tree was selected from 200,000 as one of the Top 25 Blogs for Personal Finance by popular social sharing site Shareaholic. Moneytree was also one of three blogs honored with the “Unbiased Personal Finance Award” from FutureAdvisor.com in 2012, and as a top-30 nominee for Best Personal Finance Blog of 2012. Additionally, Bowling is a Lucky Contributor and staff writer for popular personal finance sites One Smart Dollar and Ready for Zero. Lauren’s work has been seen on GoBankingRates and Credit.com
Lauren lives in Atlanta with her puppy, Murray, a frequent character on her blog. She also enjoys wine, the color pink karaoke.