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About the author
“Writing about personal finance has made me much more aware of my own relationship with money. And it has put me on guard for scams and fraud, which take advantage of so many innocent people.” – Susan Ladika
Personal finance, credit cards, financial scams and fraud
Journalism degree from Northwestern University
- More than three decades of journalism experience
- Helped consumers save money and spend wisely during the Great Recession
- Has written key articles about avoiding fraud and identity theft
Susan Ladika spent more than three decades working as a journalist, reporting everywhere from Bali to Bosnia to Tampa Bay. She spent the first 12 years of her career working as a reporter and editor at newspapers in the Southeast, then moved to Europe, where she worked for the Associated Press and freelanced. Susan returned to the U.S. in 2001 and has been freelancing ever since.
Susan began writing about the fascinating field of personal finance for CreditCards.com and Bankrate.com during the heart of the Great Recession, when everyone wanted to learn how to save money and spend what they had more wisely.
Over the years she’s written about a wide range of personal finance topics, including credit cards and debit cards, financial scams and frauds, savings and checking accounts, real estate and insurance.
Susan's Latest Articles
4 min read Aug 26, 2016
Are you a millennial? Find out how much you know about banking and investing.1 min read Sep 01, 2015
If you hate writing paper checks, e-checking may be for you. Here’s what to know.3 min read Mar 25, 2015
You’ll get a greater return, but you’ll jump through more hoops with connected accounts.4 min read Jan 12, 2015
Be careful to make sure your bundle of joy is covered by more than just a blanket.3 min read May 13, 2014
Have health insurance through work? You might still want to explore the Obamacare exchanges.4 min read Oct 07, 2013
Get answers to the who, what, where, when, why and how of the health care exchanges.1 min read Jul 02, 2013
Would you like to see serpents and douse house fires? Then become a home inspector!3 min read May 31, 2013