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Ismat Sarah Mangla is a veteran journalist with a background in writing about money and religion, though not necessarily at the same time. She previously served as the religion reporter for International Business Times and spent several years as a staff writer at Time Inc.'s Money magazine, where her work earned a Gerald Loeb Award, a SABEW Best in Business Award, and a Henry Luce prize, among others. Her writing has appeared in Time, Fortune, Money, CNNMoney, Quartz, MarketWatch, Al Jazeera America, International Business Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Detroit Free Press and Michigan Alumnus magazine. In another life, she was also the founder and editor of Nirali Magazine, a popular website for the South Asian diaspora. Ismat is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Articles by Ismat Mangla

Need Travel Insurance? How Your Credit Card Could Help

March 17, 2018

Traveling is wonderful—until things go wrong, that is. Delays, cancellations and other travel snafus, especially when you’re far from home, can sour any vacation fast. The good news is...

American Express Offering Big Bonus on Its Platinum Card

March 15, 2018

If you’ve been thinking about signing up for an elite travel rewards card, now might be the time to do it. The Platinum Card® from American Express is currently...

What Is a Low Interest Credit Card?

March 14, 2018

Carrying a credit card balance is never optimal, but sometimes it’s a necessity. If you do have to go that route, it’s best to carry the balance on a...

Scam Alert: Fake Banking Apps Tricking Consumers

March 9, 2018

Consumers love the convenience of mobile banking—but they also can’t always tell if the mobile banking app they’re using is fake. Find out more about this new scam and...

Don’t Have Perfect Credit? There’s a New Type of Credit Card Just for You

March 7, 2018

There’s no shortage of excellent credit card deals if you have near-perfect credit scores. But if you’re in a slightly lower credit range, your options become a lot more...

6 Steps to Finding the Best Credit Card for You

March 6, 2018

When it comes to choosing a credit card, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. If you are shopping around for a new credit card and are overwhelmed by the dizzying...

Here’s What You Need to Know About Zelle, the Mobile Payment App That Rivals Venmo

March 5, 2018

It’s never been easier to send money to someone without having to write a check or forking over cash. Mobile payment apps have exploded in popularity in recent years...

3 Ways To Use Your Tax Refund To Improve Your Credit Scores

February 28, 2018

It’s tax time—which means it’s also tax refund time for millions of Americans. While it can be tempting to spend that extra dough, consider using it in a way...

How Does the Deposit in a Secured Card Work?

February 26, 2018

A secured credit card is a great option for consumers who have poor credit scores or limited credit history and want a chance to improve them. The main difference...

Crooks Pose as Regulators in New Scam Targeting Investors

February 23, 2018

The bad guys are posing as the good guys in order to scam you out of your money, says the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, which oversees brokerages...

What Is a Credit Card Balance?

February 22, 2018

A credit card balance is the amount of money you owe to your credit card issuer for purchases you’ve made with your credit card. Find out more about credit...

Should You Get the Amazon Rewards Visa Card?

February 21, 2018

Amazon announced that shoppers using the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card will earn 5% cash back on purchases made at Whole Foods. But there's a catch. Find out more...

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