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Sarah Sharkey

Sarah Sharkey is a personal finance writer who enjoys helping people make optimal financial decisions. She has been writing about money for more than five years.

About Sarah Sharkey

Current Role

Personal finance writer


  • Student Loans
  • Insurance Planning
  • Credit Cards
  • Mortgage
  • Personal Finance


  • Bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Florida and master's degree in management from the Hough School of Business at the University of Florida.

Personal Finance Experience

Sarah has been writing about personal finance for five years. She truly believes that personal finance is indeed personal, and she enjoys helping people make the right financial decisions for their unique situations. That means digging into the nitty-gritty details of financial choices to root out the good, the bad, and the ugly. Her goal is to help readers find the best fit for their needs.

When not writing about money, Sarah can be found exploring the waters near her coastal home with her husband and dogs. Boating with a book is her favorite combination!

Latest from Sarah Sharkey

Who to Talk to About Student Loans

Everyone has questions about student loans. If you are navigating the complex world of student loans, here’s who to talk to for help.

What to Do if Student Loans Are in Collections

Student loans are sent to collections after a series of missed payments. But it’s not...

Student Loans for Real Estate School

Need student loans for real estate school? Federal and private student loans offer two ways to cover the costs.

How to Handle Student Loans While on Maternity Leave

If you're struggling to keep up with your student loans while on maternity leave, these...

Student Loans for Certificate Programs

The cost of a certificate program can add up quickly. Check out federal and private loans to cover the costs of this career...

Student Loans for Continuing Education

Need student loans for continuing education costs? Federal loans and loans from private lenders are two ways to cover the cost of your...

Fifth Third Bank Student Loans

You can’t get a student loan from Fifth Third Bank. But many other companies provide excellent student loan options.

How to Get Emergency Student Loans

If you find yourself in an emergency and need to come up with money quickly, emergency student loans are an option.