Sean Pyles

Senior Writer  |  Personal finance, debt

Sean Pyles leads podcasting at NerdWallet as the producer and host of NerdWallet's "Smart Money" podcast. On "Smart Money," Sean talks with Nerds across the NerdWallet Content team to answer listeners' personal finance questions. With a focus on thoughtful and actionable money advice, Sean provides real-world guidance that can help consumers better their financial lives. Beyond answering listeners' money questions on "Smart Money," Sean also interviews guests outside of NerdWallet and produces special segments to explore topics like the racial wealth gap, how to start investing and the history of student loans.

Before Sean lead podcasting at NerdWallet, he covered topics related to consumer debt. His work has appeared in USA Today, The New York Times and elsewhere. When he's not writing about personal finance, Sean can be found digging around his garden, going for runs and taking his dog for long walks. He is based in Ocean Shores, Washington.

  • Education: B.A. from Marlboro College

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Good Debt vs. Bad Debt?

Not all debt is created equal. To help you understand the difference between good and bad debt, NerdWallet debt writer Sean Pyles lays out a couple of different types of debt, including student loans, mortgages and personal loans, and highlights which ones are OK and which ones could wreak havoc on your finances.

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The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post

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