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

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

Should I Consolidate My Student Loans? Here’s When It Makes Sense

If you’ve heard about student loan borrowers changing the terms of their debt to make it easier to repay, you might be asking yourself an... read more

Differential Tuition: Why Your Choice of Major Could Cost You Big

Thinking about a liberal arts degree? Or maybe engineering? How about economics? Picking a college major is a big decision, and can have a real... read more

Should You Use a Traditional or Prepaid 529 Plan to Save for College?

When saving for your child’s college education, one of the biggest challenges is deciding between a 529 prepaid tuition plan and a traditional 529 plan.... read more

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