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

2024 Texas First-Time Homebuyer Programs and Loans

There are several first-time homebuyer programs in Texas, including down payment assistance, tax credits and low-interest mortgages, to help Texans navigate the rising costs of... read more

2024 FHA Loan Limits in Missouri

For homebuyers with limited funds for a down payment, a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage can be a useful solution, allowing you to purchase a... read more

2024 FHA Loan Limits in Alabama

In Alabama, you can take advantage of a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan to finance a home with a low down payment. FHA loan limits... read more

Can I Use a Home Equity Loan to Pay for College?

Yes, you can use a home equity loan to pay for college — but the bigger question is whether or not you should. Rising interest... read more

How to Refinance Student Loans With a Cosigner

Student loan refinancing can be an excellent strategy for tackling high-interest debt, but recent college graduates typically struggle to qualify for refinancing on their own... read more

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