Teddy is a former student loans writer with NerdWallet, where she covered topics around managing money before, during and after college. Her work has been featured by The Associated Press, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune and Reuters.
The latest from Teddy
Does Refinancing Student Loans Save Money?
Student loan refinancing can save you money, but the amount depends on your credit, income and financial health.
Calculate Student Loan Interest, Step by Step
Learning how to calculate student loan interest will help you understand what you’re really paying for college debt
How to Get a Low-Interest Student Loan
Get a low-interest student loan by shopping around, applying with a co-signer and finding discounts.
How To Get Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness is available to borrowers on a first-come, first-served basis.
2018 US Olympians Open Up About Money Struggles
Competing is an honor — and a financial burden. Here's how athletes make ends meet.
Her Ticket to a Life She Loves: A Hard Hat
Becoming an apprentice electrician has helped Erin Lakenen travel the world and buy a home.
Apprenticeships: How They Work and How To Land One
These on-the-job training programs pay you while you're learning a skill, appealing to those who want to avoid student debt.
What Is Trade School?
Trade schools give students hands-on career training, but they can be expensive.
Working Capital: What It Is and Formula to Calculate
Working capital is a powerful indicator of the success of your business, and it can give you borrowing power.
How to Establish Residency and Get In-State Tuition Savings
Generally, students must be financially independent, live in-state for at least a year and prove they mean to stay.
Satisfactory Academic Progress: What It Is, How to Appeal
Satisfactory Academic Progress is the standard students must meet to remain eligible for federal financial aid.
What Is Work-Study?
Work-study is a federal student aid program for college students with financial need that helps them get part-time jobs.
What Is Financial Aid for College?
Financial aid includes all funding to help you pay for college, such as scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.