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 Pay Off Student Loans or Buy a House?

Some people consider owning a home as a key financial goal. But if you have college debt, which should you do first: pay off student... read more

529 Qualified Expenses: What You Can Use a 529 Plan For

With tuition and other college expenses skyrocketing, using tax-advantaged investment accounts like a 529 college savings plan can be an excellent way to pay for... read more

20+ Pharmacist Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

An education in pharmacy doesn’t come cheap, but pharmacist student loan forgiveness programs can provide significant relief. The good news is that, depending on your... read more

Why Did My Student Loan Payment Go Up?

Why did your student loan payment increase? The answer may lie within the fine print of your loan agreement … or it could be due... read more

10 Best College Search Tools for High School Students

Why are college search tools so valuable? There are over 3,900 degree-granting colleges and universities in the U.S., which can make choosing your school a... read more

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