Alex Cook is a staff writer for assets and investing at LendingTree, which owns ValuePenguin. Before joining LendingTree in March 2021, Alex worked as an SEO specialist and account manager for a startup marketing agency in the medical space. He also worked as a legal assistant for a firm that specializes in H-1B immigration cases. In his previous roles, he often assisted with content creation and copyediting. Alex graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in English. Alex is also a passionate sports fan and was a freelance sportswriter for several years. He’s based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.