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

FAFSA Verification: Why You Could Be Selected and How to Handle It

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an essential first step when you’re planning for college. It’s what the federal government, colleges... read more

How to Get Financial Aid Back After a Suspension, Other Common Scenarios

Not having the funds you need to afford school can feel like the end of the world. But losing your student loan and financial aid... read more

Is It Possible to Transfer Private Student Loans To Federal Loans?

Since private student loans come from private financial institutions, it’s not possible to transfer private student loans into federal ones. However, it may be possible... read more

How Does the Federal Loan Interest Subsidy Work?

While you’re probably aware that income-driven repayment plans can lower your student loan payments, you might not know that some of them come with an... read more

MOHELA Student Loan Review: What You Should Know

Have you recently graduated from college? The summer can seem like the perfect opportunity to relax and de-stress — after all, you spent four years... read more

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