Tiffany Lashai Curtis is a lead writer for the core personal finance team at NerdWallet. She was previously the health writer for Livestrong.com and a freelance writer for publications like Refinery29, Business Insider and MTV News, where she focused on issues that affect marginalized communities. As a wellness facilitator, she has led conversations for organizations like Planned Parenthood and Harvard University. She is based in Philadelphia.
- Education: B.A. in English and communications from Rosemont College
- Awards: Lenfest Institute for Journalism: Next Generation award
- Organizations: Association of Health Care Journalists
- Previous experience: Health writer at Livestrong.com
The latest from Tiffany
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Learn how to choose a debt payoff method, a budgeting philosophy and how to understand your finances better.
Pay Off Debt: Tools and Tips
Learn strategies for whittling down what you owe, and get insight into the best approach depending on your debt load.
How Being Neurodiverse Affects Your Relationship With Money
Money management issues affect everyone, but neurodiverse people may be best served by seeking specialized help.
5 Ways to Stretch Your SNAP Food Benefits
Recent cuts to SNAP benefits, on top of inflation, make it even more important to maximize your food budget.
6 Ways to Set Financial Boundaries
Setting money boundaries can be uncomfortable, but it's a skill that can help you accomplish your financial goals.
5 Ways to Handle Debt During Inflation
Inflation can make it harder to pay down balances. Here are some steps to help you pay off debt as interest rates rise.
How Generational Trauma Affects Your Finances and How to Heal
Generational trauma can affect your financial behaviors and how you feel about money. Here's how to heal.
What Are the 6 Types of Bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy can help individuals and businesses get major debt relief, but there are alternatives to consider.
How to Get Out of Credit Card Debt in 4 Steps
Depending on the amount, you could try a DIY method like debt snowball or consolidation, or look into debt relief.
How to Pay Rent When You Can’t Afford It
Rent prices have soared across the country. Consider free or low-cost aid before turning to high-interest avenues.
Debt Validation Letter: What It Is and Why You Need It
Debt validation letters help you determine that a debt actually belongs to you.
7 Tips for Getting an Apartment Without a Credit Check
Try offering references, getting a roommate, paying a larger deposit or working with an individual landlord.
7 of the Best Free Coupon Apps of 2022
These free coupon apps can help save you money when shopping online and in person — and at the gas pump.
How to Unfreeze Your Credit
Create an account with each credit bureau online to freeze and unfreeze your credit reports quickly. It’s free.