Erica Corbin joined NerdWallet in 2020 as an assistant assigning editor at large. She previously wrote and edited content at companies such as GOBankingRates and Nasdaq. Her work has been syndicated to USA Today, Yahoo Finance, MSN and more. She also has worked as a freelance writer and editor for over a decade for various clients and publications across industries, with particular emphasis on entertainment reporting. Erica believes that money, like most topics, is best discussed with understanding, transparency and a healthy dose of humor.
- Education: B.A. in English literature from Seattle Pacific University
- Previous experience: GOBankingRates, Nasdaq
The latest from Erica
What Is Bicycle Insurance and Do You Need It?
Other insurance policies, like homeowners and renters, provide some coverage for bicycles, but bicycle insurance may still be worth considering for some.
Can Gas Stations Charge More for Using a Credit Card?
Yes, they can, but it still might be more cost-efficient to pay with plastic than cash.
Why Do Some Credit Cards Carry an Annual Fee?
Credit cards with annual fees typically offer bigger rewards or other desirable features.
How to Break the Cycle of Minimum Payments on Credit Cards
By contributing more than the minimum payment, you’ll reduce future monthly expenses tied to paying down the debt.
At What Age Should I Get a Credit Card?
You must be 18 to get a credit card, but you should get one only if you’re responsible enough to manage it.
Can You Change Your Credit Card Due Date?
Generally yes, although the process depends on the card issuer. Here’s how to do it and when it might make sense.
Credit Card ‘Hacks’ That Don’t Actually Work
Credit card 'hackers' are constantly coming up with ways to get as many perks as possible, but some tricks can backfire.
Foreign Transaction Fees: What to Know and How to Avoid Them
Foreign transaction fees from credit card purchases can eat into your travel budget when you're overseas.
Foreign Transaction Fees: What If I Book My Overseas Hotel on a US Site?
You could still be charged the fee. A better bet is a credit card that doesn't charge them at all.