Amanda Barroso is a personal finance writer who joined NerdWallet in 2021, covering credit scoring. She has also written data studies and contributed to NerdWallet's "Smart Money" podcast. Before joining the team, Amanda spent more than a decade covering issues facing many Americans, which includes her work as a writer at the Pew Research Center, a policy analyst at the National Women's Law Center and a college professor. Amanda earned a doctorate from The Ohio State University.
- Education: Ph.D. in women's, gender and sexuality studies from The Ohio State University, M.A. in journalism from University of Southern California, B.A. in English from Presbyterian College
- Awards: Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow (2017-2019)
- Previous experience: Writer at Pew Research Center, Policy Analyst at National Women's Law Center
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How to Build a Holiday Budget That Works Every Year
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How to Write a Credit Dispute Letter to Fix Credit Report Errors
A credit dispute letter includes personal information and enclosures that help credit bureaus investigate mistakes.
Inflation Will Tag Along on Your Summer Trip. Here’s How to Deal
Map out your priorities and be ready to make some concessions to fight inflation during summer travel.
Inflation, COVID Worries Weigh on Americans Traveling This Summer
Nearly 7 in 10 Americans plan to travel this summer, and 81% say inflation will impact their plans, per a new NerdWallet survey.
How Guests Can Honor Their Budgets in Peak Wedding Season
All signs point to a banner year for weddings in 2022. Here's how guests can manage the costs to attend celebrations.
Guests Juggle Wedding Boom, Rising Costs and COVID Concerns
A new survey reveals how Americans decide which weddings to attend and how they handle covering the costs involved.
Get on Top of Planned Expenses With Sinking Funds
Mapping out big purchases in advance gives you time to save by adding regularly to "sinking funds" for each goal.