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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
3 min read Aug 24, 2012
Getting nowhere with your disability claim? Try these tips to increase your odds of getting benefits.3 min read Dec 01, 2011
It’s never too late to update your tech skills and your job search methods.5 min read Apr 18, 2011
If you’re retired and giving marriage another try, do some financial planning first.4 min read Mar 01, 2011
It’s tough to get a HELOC in this housing market. Go for a personal line of credit instead.1 min read Oct 25, 2010
Customers must do their homework before choosing a new home insurance company.3 min read Feb 24, 2010
New federal energy tax credits trim remodeling costs. Which home project is right for you?3 min read Jan 20, 2010