Sara Clarke is a Banking editor at NerdWallet. She has been an editor and project manager in newsrooms for two decades, most recently at U.S. News & World Report. She managed projects such as the U.S. News education rankings and the Best States rankings. Sara has appeared on SiriusXM Business Radio and iHeartMedia’s WHO Newsradio and has been quoted in The Salt Lake Tribune, The St. Paul (Minnesota) Pioneer Press and other outlets. She is based near Washington, D.C.
- Education: B.A. in journalism from University of Maryland
- Organizations: Online News Association, Society of Professional Journalists, ACES (The Society for Editing)
- Previous experience: U.S. News & World Report, The Seattle Times, McClatchy/Tribune, The Washington Post
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You can adjust your spending and saving strategies to help lessen the impact of inflation.
Varo vs. Chime: Which Is Better for You?
Varo and Chime both have high interest on savings accounts, but their products and services have a few differences.
Amalgamated Bank Review: Checking, Savings and CDs
The mission-driven Amalgamated Bank offers interest-earning checking and savings accounts with no monthly fees.
How to Go Green(er) With Sustainable Banking
Some banks offer ways to be more environmentally friendly with your money, including not investing in fossil fuels.
If Your Bank Merges, Should You Shop Around or Stay Put?
Bank mergers can lead to customer challenges but can also be the start of a great new banking relationship.
5 Things to Ask Before Opening an Account at a Neobank
Neobanks like Chime have accounts with appealing perks and low costs, but they have limits.
What Is Offshore Banking?
Offshore bank accounts are accounts that exist outside of your home country.
The Latest in Bank Overdraft Fee News
Here’s a rundown of the news about the overdraft fees that banks charge.
Overdraft Fees: News, Key Terms and Resources
Overdrafts can be frustrating, but consumers have options for how to handle their bank account if they overdraft.
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Money coaches discuss how couples can combine finances and bank accounts while balancing autonomy and partnership.
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A multicurrency account lets you spend and hold different currencies to make managing life or work abroad easier.
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American Express has launched its first consumer checking account, which has no monthly fees and a 0.50% APY.