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Kat Tretina

Kat is a personal finance writer who double majored in English and Communications at Elizabethtown College, before going on to earn a Masters in Communications from West Chester University.

Latest articles by Kat Tretina

6 Ways New Grads Can Save on Moving Costs

Forget bribing your friends with pizza. These apps and services take a bite out of the cost and hassle of moving.

9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings

Having some trouble coming up with cash for your nest egg? It's time to think outside the box.

5 Ways to Get Out of a Car Lease Early

Ready to lose your car lease? You have a few options.

How to Negotiate Your Rent

A rent hike may have you packing your bags, but if you don't want to move, it's time to haggle.

It's Your Last Chance to Claim These 8 Tax Deductions

Tax Day 2018 is a big one; this will be your last chance to claim these major tax deductions.

5 Alternatives to Charging Your Medical Bills

Before reaching for your credit card, make sure you check out other effective ways to pay off your medical bills.

4 Things You Need to Know About Gift Tax

There's a tax on financial gifts? Of course there is — and guess what else? It's very convoluted.

Urgent Care or ER? How to Decide Where to Go

You're hurt or sick, and you need quick cre. The question is — urgent care or the ER?

What Happens to Your Apartment When Your Landlord Gets the Boot

If your landlord is in foreclosure, keep a cool head. Here's what you can expect to happen to your rental.

7 Questions to Ask Before Moving Out of State

Whether you want a change of jobs or a change of scenery, moving across the country is not a step to be taken lightly.

You Got an Eviction Notice. Now What?

An eviction notice taped to the door is every renter's nightmare. Find out your options if the worst should happen.

5 Tax Scams You Should Know About for 2018

Don't hand your tax refund over to fraudsters. Watch out for these common and costly tax scams.

5 Jobs That Pay Over $50K and Don't Require a Bachelor's Degree

If the high cost of college is keeping you away, don't worry; you won't need a degree for one of these well-paying jobs.

How to Get Health Insurance If You Missed the Open Enrollment Deadline

Missed the Open Enrollment deadline? Avoid a coverage gap by taking advantage of these other ways to sign up.

7 Organizations That Need Your Help During Christmas

Get into the spirit of the season and spread some Christmas cheer with these seven opportunities to volunteer your time. It doesn't take much!

Cutting Your Car Payment Is Easier Than You Think

If your car payment is eating up too much of your budget, you may be ready for a refinance.

Make Money Editing Photos With These Online Tools

You can earn money from your couch by editing and reviewing photos other people have taken. No, really!

How to Protect Elderly Loved Ones From Financial Scams

Don't let con artists prey on your elderly loved ones. You can help protect them, and their money, from financial predators.

What You Need to Know About Homeowners' Associations

A home in an HOA may come with fabulous amenities, services, and sense of community. It will also come with a cost.

These 4 Sites Pay Writers Serious Cash

Looking for good ways to supplement your freelance writing income? Try one of these content websites!