In The News

I do hundreds of interviews each year, speaking with media outlets throughout the nation — and sometimes the world. I also write regularly at

I’ll update this page regularly to include examples of my work.

CBS Evening News: Credit card debt among Americans at all-time high

March 2023
Spoke with Tanya Rivero about record credit card debt and interest rates and what consumers can do to protect themselves.

Wall Street Journal: Tips for getting your first credit card

February 2023
Quoted in this really simple but cool interactive from Cheryl Winokur Monk from the Journal.

PBS NewsHour: Why economic hardship is keeping more animals in shelters

February 2023
Interviewed by Courtney Norris about the rising costs of pet ownership.

Wall Street Journal: Tips for getting your first credit card

February 2023
Quoted in this really simple but cool interactive from Cheryl Winokur Monk from the Journal.

Mornings With Maria: ‘Best weapon’ against credit card debt is a zero percent balance transfer card

January 2023
Appeared on Fox Business to discuss the current state of credit card debt.

New York Times: Travelers Ask, Cash, What’s That?

June 2022
Spoke with Beth Harpaz about the growing trend of cashless travel.

CNN Business: Some retail store credit cards now carry APRs of more than 30%

November 2022
Spoke with Alicia Wallace about the rapid increase in interest rates for store credit cards. They’re traditionally really high, but in 2022, they reached rarely-seen levels.

The Today Show: “Buy Now, Pay Later” 101

November 2021
Appeared on the Today Show in this story on the basics of “buy now, pay later” loans — the installment loans that have taken retail by storm in the past year.

MarketWatch: Here’s what a personal loan will cost you now, based on your credit score

November 2021
Spoke with MarketWatch for this explainer on personal loans, a popular option for refinancing and consolidating various types of debt.

NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt

August 2021
Always exciting to be on NBC Nightly News. This time, I was talking about the crazy-competitive credit card place and what it all means for consumers.

Consumer Reports: How To Manage Your Credit Cards

August 2021
Spoke with Consumer Reports about managing your credit cards. How many cards is too many? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer.

Fox Business: 4 in 10 Americans have cried over money during the pandemic

August 2021
Spoke with about a LendingTree survey that found that millions of Americans have shed tears — either happy or sad — over money during the past 18 months.

Yahoo Finance: A third of parents willing to go back into debt over back-to-school shopping

August 2021
Was interviewed live on Yahoo Finance Live about a LendingTree survey that shed some light on the hardships that millions of parents face when preparing for the start of the new school year. Follow these 3 steps to improve your credit score

July 2021
So many people are intimidated by credit, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I spoke with Nic Vega from CNBC Make It about simple steps that people can take to improve their credit.

Bloomberg: Frequent flyers warned about sitting on mountain of unused miles

May 2021
For much of 2020, no one flew anywhere, so people just kept earning and hoarding rewards points and miles that would’ve typically used in a normal year. I spoke with Bloomberg about what consumers should do.

ABC World News Tonight

May 2021
Interviewed for ABC’s evening news about credit card and travel rewards and the importance of using them sooner rather than later.

New York Times: Tips for reducing credit card debt, even if balances are already lower

January 2021
It’s always exciting to be quoted in the New York Times. In this particular case, I spoke with a reporter about the best way to pay down credit card debt.