Sarah Brodsky

Personal Finance Expert Contributor

About the author

"Personal finance can seem mystifying because people make it more complicated than it needs to be. In fact, once you learn some basic principles about managing money, you can apply them in many contexts throughout everyday life. My goal in writing is to spell out the crucial insights that readers can use in their own diverse experiences."


Sarah Brodsky is a freelance writer specializing in personal finance and economics. She has more than 12 years of experience writing about credit, consumer banking and investing. Sarah writes for Credit Karma and Impactivate, and her clients have included Glassdoor and the Institute for Humane Studies. Her articles have been published by Haven Life, KeyBank, Investopedia, First Citizens Bank of Raleigh, North Carolina and the Coosa Valley Credit Union.

Sarah first fell in love with economics when she read The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith as a college student, and her personal mission to make financial topics accessible to all is inspired by its jargon-free prose. You can learn more about Sarah’s work on LinkedIn or by following her on Twitter.


Sarah earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Chicago in 2005.

Recent Articles By Sarah Brodsky

  • Credit Cards

    What is a credit card balance?

    Your credit card balance is the amount of money you owe on a credit card. It’s an important number to understand, so here’s what you need to know.

    5 MIN READ
    Mother explaining financial topic to young boy sitting at laptop
  • Credit Cards

    How do credit cards work?

    Credit cards offer a convenient way to pay for your purchases, but what goes on behind the scenes?

    8 MIN READ
    Young woman uses credit card to make online purchase