Amrita Jayakumar is a former special assignments writer for NerdWallet. She also wrote a syndicated column about millennials and money, and covered personal loans and consumer credit and debt. Previously, she was a reporter at The Washington Post. Her work has appeared in the Miami Herald and USAToday. Amrita has a master's degree in journalism from the University ofMissouri.
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