Kat Tretina is a personal finance expert focusing on practical financial matters, including student loans, debt repayment, side hustles, insurance, and healthcare. Drawing from her personal experience, she aims to simplify complex financial topics and provide individuals with the information they need to make informed decisions.
Her interest in personal finance was sparked by her own experience struggling to repay $35,000 in student loans after completing her master's degree. This journey led her to become a Certified Financial Counselor and Certified Student Loan Counselor, recognized by the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors (NACCC).
Her work has been featured in industry-leading publications such as Buy Side from The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Advisor, USA Today, U.S. News, and Credit Karma. She holds a master's degree in communications from West Chester University and bachelor's degrees in communications and English from Elizabethtown College, where she double-majored.
- Buy Side from WSJ
- Forbes Advisor
- USA Today
- U.S. News
- Credit Karma
- Master's degree in communications from West Chester University
- Bachelor's degrees in communications and English from Elizabethtown College
- Financial counselor certification and student loan counselor (NACCC)