Emily Gerson

Emily Starbuck Gerson is a full-time freelance writer based in San Antonio, Texas, and she has been writing about personal finance for over a decade. Her writing has been published in Business Insider, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chicago Tribune, CNBC, NerdWallet and many other websites and publications. She holds a communications degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Besides personal finance, her passions include LGBTQ rights, travel, music and dim sum.

Articles by Emily Gerson

When you need a personal loan, perhaps for making home improvements or consolidating debt, your first instinct may be to head to the bank. But traditional financial institutions have high overhead, resulting in slower loan processing, and sometimes, higher fees and interest rates. ... read more
Sure, it’s ideal to always have enough savings in the bank for life’s major expenses, such as medical bills, home improvements or paying off credit card debt. But sometimes life happens, and you need to get a personal loan in order to afford something important. ... read more