Kat Tretina

Kat Tretina is a personal finance writer focused on helping people pay down debt and boost their incomes. Her own experience paying off $35,000 student loans ahead of schedule thanks to side hustles helps inform her writing on debt repayment, student loans and investing topics. Her work has been featured in publications like The Huffington Post, MarketWatch, Business Insider, and more.

Articles by Kat Tretina

Should You Use a Personal Loan for Investing?

Using a personal loan for investing might be tempting, but it could involve substantial risk. Not only is there the chance your investments could lose... read more

Can You Go to Jail for Not Paying Taxes?

While going to jail for tax issues is rare, it’s not impossible. Case in point: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino — star of the MTV reality... read more

7 Must-Know Debt Consolidation Facts

Whether you have medical bills or credit card balances, or if you owe money on a personal loan, debt consolidation might help you pay off... read more

Disney Vacation Club: How It Works, Financing Costs and More

If you’re a Disney fanatic and love to travel, you’ve probably heard about Disney Vacation Club, a timeshare program that allows you to stay at... read more

Is It Better to Pay Off Debt or Save?

Debt is a significant crisis many people face. The average credit card balance for U.S. consumers in Q2 2019 was $6,194, according to Experian. That... read more

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