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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

How I Make $800 on Month on eBay Selling Used Clothes

Looking for a fun side gig? You could make up to $800 a month selling your unwanted clothes on eBay.

5 Retirement Accounts You Don't Need a Ton of Money to Open

Don't let high minimums dissuade your retirement savings goals. These Roth IRAs can get you started, no minimum investment required.

4 Big Business Accounting Tools Every Side Gig Needs

Operate your side hustle like a big business to maximize income — and avoid issues with the IRS.

Get Out of Debt Faster With the "Debt Snowflake"

Every dollar counts during debt repayment. Finding small savings or windfalls to put toward your debt can help you pay off your balances faster.

How to Make Public Speaking Less Terrifying

Does public speaking break you out in cold sweats? You can master this formidable phobia.

5 Free Accounting Tools for Freelancers

As a freelancer, you have enough expenses and income to manage. You don't need a pricey bookkeeping tool on top of that.

What to Do When You're Sick of Your Side Gig

The extra dollars from a side gig should reduce your stress, not add to it. Here's how to regain your balance.

3 Great Reasons to Choose a Secondhand Engagement Ring (and Where to Find One)

Engagement rings are notoriously expensive, but if you're willing to buy second hand, you can save thousands.

Earn Extra Income With Your Smartphone Camera

Take a break from snapping selfies and put your smartphone camera to good use. You can earn extra cash, shutterbug!

Why a Mobile Home May Be Your Best Option for Affordable Housing

If it's affordable homeownership you're after, you may want to give mobile homes a second look. They're nicer than you think!

7 Ways You Can Save Money On Prescription Medications

A much-needed Rx can cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars. These programs can help you save.

How to Use the Holiday Quiet Time to Boost Your Career

Holiday weeks can be super slow at the office — which makes it the perfect time to learn new skills and accelerate your career.

Save on Christmas Shopping With This Clever Gift Card Strategy

Christmas is just around the corner. Stretch your gift-giving dollars this season with discounted gift cards. You’ll wish you thought of it sooner!

5 Holiday Gigs That Are Perfect for Introverts

You could get a seasonal job at a busy store — but that would mean interacting with other people. Seek one of these gigs for lone wolves, instead.

How to Earn Extra Income With Twitter

If you love social media, your Twitter account can be a great source of income.

What to Do With Your Wedding Dress After the Big Day

Whether sold for cash or donated for a tax break, give your wedding dress more to do after the big day than hide in your closet.

5 Sites That Will Pay for Your Old iPhone

If you want the new iPhone 7, but balk at the price tag, these five sites can help you get the most money for your old phone.

How Your Unused Credit Cards May Be Costing You

Before you stash your paid-off plastic, you might want to think twice about letting it hibernate.

Can Your Spouse be a Dependent on Your Taxes?

We all want a lower tax burden. When your spouse earns much less, you may be tempted to claim them as a dependent. Should You?

How to Use Snapchat in Your Job Search

Who knew posting selfies could help your job search? Let Snapchat lead you to your next job.