Ruth Sarreal is a content management specialist covering consumer banking topics at NerdWallet. She has over a decade of experience writing and editing for consumer websites. She previously edited content on personal finance topics at GOBankingRates. Her work has been featured by Nasdaq, MSN, TheStreet and Yahoo Finance.
- Education: B.A. in English from The University of Texas at Austin, B.S. in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin
- Previous experience: GOBankingRates
The latest from Ruth
Bask Bank Review: Savings and CDs
The online bank offers savings accounts and CDs with solid perks but no checking account or ATM network.
Best Bank Accounts for College Students
The best bank accounts for college students have easy opening requirements, low or no fees and high interest rates.
How to Avoid Zelle Scams, Plus What to Do If You Can’t
Scams using Zelle and other peer-to-peer payment services are popular. Learn how to protect your money and what steps to take if you experience a scam.
Citibank Bonus for Checking: Up to $2,000
Citibank promotions offer large cash bonuses, but you’ll have to make significant deposits to earn your award.
Truist Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
Truist offers a checking account with no overdraft fees but its savings rates are low.
How to Insure Your Money When You’re Banking Over $250K
The FDIC insures $250,000 per depositor, per institution and per ownership category. Learn how to protect your money if you have more than that.
4 Ways to Tell if a Bank Account Is Right for You
The right bank account for you matches up with your financial goals and habits. Here’s how to tell if you’ve made the right choice.
How to Fix an Overdrawn Bank Account
Overdrawing an account can be costly. Here are the steps to repair it now and how to prevent future overdrafts.
Crypto Debit Cards: 5 Things to Know
A crypto debit card lets you spend your cryptocurrency on everyday expenses, but there are key points you should understand before getting one.
Upgrade Review: Checking and Savings
Upgrade offers a rewarding checking account and two different savings accounts, but you won’t be able to deposit cash.