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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Plan for Medicare coverage, retirement account and Social Security income, and your estate.
Transfer on Death/TOD Deed: What It Is and When to Use It
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What Is a Durable Power of Attorney?
The main difference between durable POAs and regular POAs is that durable POAs stay in effect after incapacitation.
What Is an Inter Vivos Trust?
An inter vivos trust lets you control your assets while you're still alive, ensuring beneficiaries receive them later.
Contesting a Will: Who Can Do It, How it Works
There are several steps to contest a will, and courts won't let just anyone do it.
What Is a Pour-Over Will and How Does It Work?
If your estate plan includes a living trust, you may want to consider pairing that trust with a pour-over will.
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