Jolene Latimer Jolene Latimer is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who focuses on lifestyle, student finance, entertainment, and sports. Her Highlights: * Covers student debt, personal finance, and women's and international sports * Work has appeared in Real Simple, The Balance, Ones to Watch, Refinery29, Good Financial Cents, HuffPost, ESPN, USA Today, and TeenVogue. * Holds a master's degree in specialized journalism from the University of California About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.