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Kat Tretina

  • Financial writer with over 7 years of experience working with major publications
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communications
  • Paid off student loans years ahead of schedule by selling thrift store finds on eBay and other side hustles


Student loans, personal loans, budgeting, credit cards, insurance

Personal finance experience

Kat Tretina is an authority on student loans. After dealing with student loans and medical debt herself, Kat Tretina is focused on helping people conquer their debt and boost their incomes. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, MarketWatch, and more.

Previous experience

A former writer for Student Loan Hero, Kat is obsessed with finding creative ways to earn extra money — her favorite is a guy who made $600 per month selling crickets online. She also writes about investing, saving, and finding ways to pay for college without student loans.


Kat received her master’s degree in Communications from West Chester University.

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