Laira Martin

Laira Martin

Laira joined GOBankingRates in 2016, where she creates branded content top-tier banks. Previously she was a magazine editor for the boutique publisher of The National Jurist, preLaw, Golf Inc., Our City San Diego and Lawyer & Statesmen. Her writing has appeared in FLAUNT and Thought Catalog, the latter of which has been taught in college classrooms and cited in academic papers. Laira received her BA in Communication from University of California, San Diego, where she also served as the university newspaper’s editor-in-chief. Read more.

What It Takes to Fund One Social Security Check in Every State
Close popup

Win $500 – and Start the New Year Right!

When you sign-up to receive bi-weekly email updates from GOBankingRates, you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win our $500 #BestBanksBestYou sweepstakes. Sign up now!

Please enter an email.
Please enter a valid email address.
There was an unknown error. Please try again later.

For official contest rules, please go to: