Erika Giovanetti

Erika Giovanetti

Erika Giovanetti is a personal finance reporter whose work has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, CNBC, CBS News, Fox Business, the Today Show and many more. Erika is passionate about helping consumers make informed decisions with their money. She specializes in personal loans, consumer debt, budgeting and spending, medical billing, predatory lending and finance apps.

Articles by Erika Giovanetti

La-Z-Boy Financing: What to Know

High-quality furniture sold by La-Z-Boy and other major retailers can be expensive. Saving up in advance is the best choice, but you do have other... read more

What Is a Payday Alternative Loan?

Payday alternative loans (PALs) are small, unsecured loans that are only offered by federal credit unions. These loans were designed to give consumers a more... read more

As Credit Reporting Agencies Remove Most Medical Debt From Credit Reports, Up to 45% of Americans Could Benefit

The choice to seek medical care isn’t often a choice — anyone who’s ever experienced a medical emergency or dealt with a chronic, long-term illness... read more

1 in 3 Americans Will Attend a Wedding This Summer, Ready to Spend More Money Than Ever Before

The coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over the wedding industry during the past year. But now, with renewed optimism, thanks in part to the... read more

Taxpayers Claim Nearly $17,000 Per Year in Medical Expenses — See Where Your State Ranks

Health care often comes at a high cost, which may explain why U.S. taxpayers who itemize their federal and state tax returns deduct an average... read more

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