Tina Orem is an editor at NerdWallet. Prior to becoming an editor, she covered small business and taxes at NerdWallet. She has been a financial writer and editor for over 15 years, and she has a degree in finance, as well as a master's degree in journalism and a Master of Business Administration. Previously, she was a financial analyst and director of finance for several public and private companies. Tina's work has appeared in a variety of local and national media outlets.
- Education: B.S.B.A. in finance, marketing and economics from University of Denver Daniels College of Business, M.A. in journalism from University of Oregon, MBA from University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business
- Organizations: Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, American Copy Editors Society
- Previous experience: Managing editor at American City Business Journals, Senior staff writer at Investing Answers, Senior editor at Outside Media Group LLC, Director of finance at Noodles & Co., Manager of financial planning and analysis at Rock Bottom Restaurants Inc.
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What Is a Lady Bird Deed? Pros and Cons and How They Work
Lady bird deeds are a unique estate planning tool with many benefits, but they're available in only five states.
Residuary Estate: Example and How to Distribute
Be sure to have a plan for your estate's leftover or forgotten assets.
What Is a Bypass Trust? How It Works in an Estate Plan
A bypass trust can help ensure that your assets end up where you want them to go after you die.
Estate Planning Attorneys: What They Do and How to Choose One
Estate planning attorneys can walk you through your end-of-life arrangements, from wills to medical directives.
Guardianship: What it Is and How it Works
A guardian makes decisions for those who can't, usually minor children or incapacitated adults.
How Much Does a Funeral Cost?
Funeral planning is hard emotionally and financially; knowing what you're paying for can help alleviate the stress.
Bequests: What They Are and How to Set One Up
Bequests can help ensure that specific assets you own go to certain heirs. There are five types of bequests.
What Are Joint Tenants With Right of Survivorship (JTWROS)?
Understanding the pros and cons of JTWROS accounts can help determine how to title jointly owned assets.
What Does Intestate Mean?
Intestate is a legal term for dying without a will — in which case state law may decide how to distribute your assets.
What Is an Executor, and What Do They Do?
An executor is legally responsible for carrying out the wishes of a deceased person and closing the estate.
What Is a Beneficiary? Meaning, Types and How to Name
A beneficiary receives some or all of your money, property and other assets when you pass away.
How to Get a Death Certificate and How Long It Takes
Getting a death certificate can help with settling an estate, filing life insurance claims and other financial matters.
Mortgage Interest Rate Deduction: What Qualifies for 2023
You might be able to deduct mortgage interest on your taxes if you itemize and follow a few other guidelines.