Emily Starbuck Gerson

Emily Starbuck Gerson is a freelance writer with 12 years of experience covering credit, debt, small business and other personal finance topics. She has held staff writer positions at CreditCards.com and NerdWallet, and her financial writing has appeared in dozens of publications, such as Business Insider, USA Today, CNBC, Consumers Digest magazine.

Articles by Emily Starbuck Gerson

How To Start a Business in Illinois

If you’re planning to start a business in Illinois, you’re not alone. According to the 2019 Small Business Profile published by the SBA Office of Advocacy,... read more

How Much Therapy Costs (And How to Pay for It)

Working with a qualified counselor can help you better manage stress, depression and anxiety, as well as navigate major life events and transitions, cope with... read more

5 Clever Ways to Escape Your Debt

Not all debt is bad. And sometimes, it’s necessary. Debt may allow you to buy a home, car or another big-ticket item you might want... read more

How Can the Credit Repair Organizations Act Help Me?

People in real financial trouble can sometimes feel desperate, leaving them vulnerable to scams or questionable financial relief programs. The good news is, lawmakers have... read more

Should I Get a Credit Privacy Number?

When you apply for a loan, mortgage or credit card, the lender will typically ask for your Social Security number to run a credit check.... read more

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