Kat Tretina

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Kat Tretina is a contributor to Student Loan Hero who writes about student loan repayment, side hustles, and other personal finance topics. Her work has appeared in publications like the Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Business Insider, and more. See below for her most recent articles.

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Lying on Taxes: It’s Always a Bad Idea
In 2020, the IRS processed more than 3.5 million compliance acti... read more

March 16, 2022


Here's why we need the CFPB to protect us from identity theft and maintain our cyber security.
What to Do If You’re the Victim of Student Loan Identity Theft
Identity theft is a real problem with long-lasting consequences. ... read more

April 18, 2018

Student Loans

Getting your first credit card is a big step and with the right knowledge you'll be on your way to having great credit and plentiful rewards in no time.
4 Reasons Paying for College With a Credit Card Is a Terrible Idea
Get 5% cash back!   Earn 10,000 airline miles! Credit card offer... read more

March 12, 2018

Credit Cards

4 Ways to Avoid Charity Scams
7 Ways to Support Charities, Even If You’re Broke
When college student Kara Skinner was short on cash, she started ... read more

October 24, 2017


Identity Thieves Bought a New Car in Her Name—Here’s How She’s Fighting It
Jen* is one of the few people that opens and reads every piece of... read more

September 25, 2017

Identity Theft and Scams

Lenders can sell your loans whenever they want, so it’s important to have some safeguards in place. Here's what you need to know.
When Your Student Loans Are Sold: What You Need to Know
While I was working on paying off my student loans, I checked my ... read more

July 11, 2017

Student Loans