Tamsen Butler

Tamsen Butler is a freelance writer and editor residing in the Midwest with her husband and two children. A LoveToKnow contributor since 2006, she is a Group Editor and writer.

Financial Background

Tamsen entered the financial sector after completing an enlistment with the United States Air Force. Starting as a loan processor for a small military lender, she then switched gears and worked for a large credit union where she served in a variety of capacities including mortgage loan officer, mortgage closer, and branch manager. The author of two personal finance books, Tamsen won the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Young Adult Non-Fiction for The Complete Guide to Personal Finance: For Teenagers and College Students.

An avid volunteer, she teaches budgeting classes at a local women's center.

Health and Fitness

Tamsen enjoys a healthy, active lifestyle. She teaches group fitness classes at a variety of fitness centers and also volunteers with local organizations to provide fitness classes free of charge.

Relationship Help

Tamsen's degree in Psychology and graduate studies in Clinical Counseling came in handy when writing the book Meeting Your Match Online: The Complete Guide to Internet Dating and Dating Services. Her fifth full-length book is a guide to flourishing in a long-distance relationship, which is a topic she knows plenty about; her husband is active duty military and is frequently deployed.

Her books can be found on Amazon.com as well as other major book retailers.

Most Recent Contributions by Tamsen Butler

Create an Emergency Fund

Life is full of surprises, and some of them are expensive. Having an adequate emergency fund consisting of around three to six months of exp ... Read More

Effects of War on Military Families

War increases the deployment tempo, thereby separating military families as the military member leaves to serve elsewhere. Any time a family ... Read More

Hand Tremors and Anxiety

Adrenaline can cause hands to shake uncontrollably, and anxiety can cause (or be caused by) a sudden increase in adrenaline. Hands visibly s ... Read More

Middle Child Syndrome

Though not clinically recognized as a mental health disorder, the term middle child syndrome is accepted as a descriptor for the common feel ... Read More

Teaching Writing Skills to High School Students

Mastering appropriate writing skills marks a critical learning period for high school students. With a creative approach, teaching students ... Read More

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