Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson

Award-Winning Personal Finance Contributor

I’m a professional writer who is obsessed with money, travel, and budgeting.

Currently working as: Content creator in the personal finance industry

Resides in: Indianapolis, Indiana

Education: Attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana

Expertise: Johnson has expertise in various personal finance topics including insurance, loans, credit cards, and investing

Awards: Holly won the Plutus Award for best freelance writer/contributor during the 6th annual awards ceremony.



Holly D. Johnson is an award-winning writer and personal finance expert who covers a variety of topics within the personal finance industry, as well as higher education and travel. Originally from the funeral industry, she began writing about personal finance after starting her own investing journey. Johnson ultimately left the mortuary business well over a decade ago in order to explore her passion for all things personal finance and travel the world, and Johnson and her husband have built a debt-free lifestyle that has put them on the path to retire very wealthy in their 40's since those early days.

Johnson is also the founder of Club Thrifty, and her love of budgeting and finance led her to co-write "Zero Down Your Debt: Reclaim Your Income and Build a Life You’ll Love" in 2017.


Also mentioned on: In addition to being a regular contributor to CNN Underscored, her work is frequently featured in Business Insider, Bankrate, Forbes Advisor, Time Magazine, and

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Personal Website: Club Thrifty

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