Lawrence Meyers (RSS)

Lawrence Meyers was the first U.S. journalist to cover the payday loan sector for The Motley Fool. After discovering several opportunities in the sector, he co-founded the private equity firm PDL Capital, which brokers financing for the alternative financial services sector.

He is a frequent contributor to,, and

He is also the author of Teacher of the Year: The Mystery and Legacy of Edwin Barlow, which 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft has praised; and Inside the TV Writer's Room: Practical Advice for Succeeding in Screenwriting. Lawrence has more than 20 years of practical investing experience, and has covered stocks across virtually every sector of the market. His knowledge of the payday loan sector makes him the nation's top consultant in the arena of Texas Credit Services Organizations and Third-Party Lenders, and an expert in public policy surrounding short-term credit.

As if all this weren't enough, Lawrence still finds time to develop alternative financing and distribution models for film and television.