Katie Oelker

Katie Oelker


Expertise in financial topics including budgeting, saving, simplifying investing, life and disability insurance, credit building and maintenance, and credit card travel rewards



Katie is a freelance writer, educator and coach with over 12 years of experience in business and business education. Her experience includes auditing for a large national bank, teaching high school business education classes, working as a financial advisor and coach, and now writing for various publications and blogs. She was also licensed in various types of insurance including life and disability.

She has been featured in publications such as Business Insider, InvestingAnswers, MindBodyGreen, and Bankrate. A self-proclaimed financial junkie, Katie is passionate about sharing her love of financial knowledge and pursuit of financial freedom with others. 

When Katie isn’t working she can be found spending time with her two girls, enjoying the great outdoors, or making plans for her family’s next adventure.


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