Erin El Issa writes data-driven studies about personal finance, credit cards, travel, investing, banking and student loans. She loves numbers and aims to demystify data sets to help consumers improve their financial lives. Before becoming a Nerd in 2014, she worked as a tax accountant and freelance personal finance writer. Erin's work has been cited by The New York Times, CNBC, the "Today" show, Forbes and elsewhere. In her spare time, Erin reads voraciously and tries in vain to keep up with her two kids. She is based in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
- Education: B.B.A. in accounting from Cleveland State University
- Previous experience: Tax accountant
The latest from Erin
2021 American Household Credit Card Debt Study
The second year of the pandemic has made it clear that financial recovery will be slow for many, as the cost of living keeps rising while average household income has fallen.
What Factors Drive Car Insurance Rates? 63% of Americans Got It Wrong
Just half of Americans think credit history is used by insurance companies to calculate auto insurance rates, according to a new NerdWallet survey.
Student Loan Debt Spans Generations, and Many Aren’t Ready to Resume Payment
According to a new NerdWallet survey, more than 1 in 5 parent PLUS student loan borrowers regret taking on the debt.
5 Ways Women Can Combat Investing Disadvantages
Here are some of the investing disadvantages Americans say women have, and advice on how to overcome them.
Survey: Less Than Half of Women in U.S. Invest in the Stock Market
Just 48% of women currently invest in the stock market, compared to 66% of men, according to a NerdWallet survey.
2021 Consumer Credit Card Report
Cardholders whose credit limits were decreased during the pandemic are looking at their credit cards differently, a new NerdWallet survey shows.
5 Pandemic Credit Card Habits to Carry Forward
Among credit card holders whose credit limits were cut during the pandemic, 93% say their financial views or strategies changed because of it.