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The goal of the Credible Blog is to help our readers get up to speed on issues surrounding student loans, lending, and personal finance, so they can make informed decisions.

Credible is fiercely independent and so are our writers and staff. We’re here to be the eyes and ears of consumers, helping our readers stay on top of the latest news, trends, concepts, and changes in policy and regulations.

Our Staff

Jamie Young

Senior Editor

  • Writer and editor for online media for 8 years
  • Financial journalist for almost 5 years
  • Debt-free since 2018

Bio and experience

Jamie Young is a Credible authority on personal finance, covering everything from student loans to personal loans, general finance, and more. Previously she was Deputy Editor and writer for Student Loan Hero and LendingTree.

Jamie is passionate about finance, technology, and the Oxford comma. She enjoys helping people understand complicated financial topics so that they can become confident and take control of their finances.

Her work has appeared on some of the best-known media outlets including Time, CBS News, Huffington Post, Business Insider, AOL, MSN, and more.


Jamie studied Mass Communications at Middle Tennessee State University, with a focus in Journalism and Media Studies. She specialized in writing, editing, and reporting for digital media.

Matt Carter

Staff Writer

Matt Carter

  • Journalist with 20 years of experience
  • Focus on technology and financial services
  • Not a fan of parent PLUS loans

Bio and experience

As a writer, editor and student loan authority for Credible, Matt Carter brings his experience as a journalist to bear tracking financial industry trends of importance to consumers. At Credible, Matt produces news and analysis pieces intended to help consumers stay abreast of trends and make smart decisions about borrowing and managing their existing debt.

Analysis pieces that Matt has contributed to have been featured by national publications including CNBC, CNN Money, Consumer Reports, Money, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Yahoo Finance.

Before coming to Credible, Matt covered mortgages, title insurance and real estate services for, a national real estate news service. A four-part series he wrote on the collapse of subprime mortgage lending won a first-place award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE). In 2014, when Matt was managing editor, NAREE named the best website for real estate news.


Matt studied journalism at San Francisco State University, contributing to the student newspaper and interning at the Oakland Tribune.


Kat Tretina

Contributing Writer
Kat Tretina

  • Financial writer with over 7 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communications
  • Paid off student loans years ahead of schedule

Bio and 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. A former writer for Student Loan Hero, she’s 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. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, MarketWatch, and more.


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

Eric Rosenberg

Contributing Writer
Eric Rosenberg

  • Finance writer with more than a decade of experience
  • Serial entrepreneur and founder of Personal Profitability blog
  • Covers personal finance, mortgage, and business topics

Bio and experience

Eric Rosenberg is a finance, travel, and technology writer in Ventura, California. He is a former bank manager and corporate finance and accounting professional who left his day job in 2016 to take his online side hustle full-time. He has in-depth experience writing about banking, credit cards, investing, business, and other financial topics.

When away from the keyboard, Eric he enjoys exploring the world and spending time with his wife and little girls. You can connect with him at Personal Profitability or His work has been featured at Business Insider, Investopedia, The Balance, The Huffington Post, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance,, and many other fine outlets.


Finance degrees from University of Colorado (undergrad) and University of Denver (MBA)

Aly J. Yale

Contributing Writer
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  • Journalist focused on mortgage, real estate, and personal finance
  • Bachelor’s degree in communication
  • Published in Forbes, Fox Business, The Motley Fool, The Balance, and more

Bio and experience

Aly J. Yale has been a freelance writer and journalist for going on a decade, focusing largely on real estate, mortgage, and financial topics. Her work has been published in major publications such as Forbes, The Motley Fool, Bankrate, and Fox Business. Before going freelance, she worked in at The Dallas Morning News as a reporter, section editor, and designer. She held positions at NBC, PBS, and Radio Disney.

Aly’s an avid Harry Potter fan (and self-proclaimed Ravenclaw) and spends most of her free time doing puzzles, playing board games, or wrangling her toddler twins.


Aly received her bachelor’s degree from the Schieffer School of Communication at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. She double-majored in radio-TV-film and news-editorial journalism.

Dori Zinn

Contributing Writer

  • Covering personal finance for nearly a decade
  • Bylines in Wirecutter, Quartz, Bankrate, Credit Karma, Huffington Post, and more
  • Past president of the Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

Bio and experience

Dori Zinn has been a resident expert in personal finance for nearly a decade. Her writing has appeared in Wirecutter, Quartz, Bankrate, Credit Karma, Huffington Post, and more. She previously worked as a staff writer at Student Loan Hero.

Zinn is the past president of the Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and won the national organization’s “Chapter of the Year” award two years in a row while she was head of the chapter. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and currently lives in South Florida.


Dori received a Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Studies from Florida Atlantic University.

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