Kat Tretina

Kat Tretina

Personal finance expert

Expertise

Student loans, financial aid, debt repayment and side hustles

Education

Elizabethtown College

Expertise

After paying off $35,000 in student loans several years ahead of schedule, Kat focused on helping people manage their loans and taught families how to avoid education debt in the first place. She’s dedicated to teaching people how to pay down debt, boost their incomes and reduce financial stress. Her work has been published by Reader's Digest, The Huffington Post, Forbes Advisor and more. Kat is a certified student loan counselor.

No matter what your income is, beware of lifestyle creep. If you aren't careful, you can fritter away your money without even realizing it. Create a budget and regularly review your spending habits."

Education

M.A. in Communications from West Chester University, B.A. in Communications and English from Elizabethtown College. Student loan counselor certification issued by the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors

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