Anna Helhoski

Senior Writer  |  Economic news, consumer finance trends, student loan debt

Anna Helhoski is a senior writer covering economic news and trends in consumer finance at NerdWallet. She is also an authority on student loans. She joined NerdWallet in 2014. Her work has appeared in The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today. She previously covered local news in the New York metro area for the Daily Voice and New York state politics for The Legislative Gazette. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Purchase College, State University of New York.

  • Education: B.A. in journalism from Purchase College, State University of New York
  • Previous experience: Daily Voice, The Legislative Gazette

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How to Get Ready for Student Loan Payments to Restart

Federal student loans have been paused interest-free since March 2020. They're expected to restart after August 31, 2022. What does this mean for federal student loan borrowers? Should you pay anyway? And how do you prepare for student loan payments to begin?

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