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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

5 Cities With the Most Student Loans

January 17, 2018

Americans owe a whopping $1.4 trillion in student loans. But where do Americans with the most student loans live? Experian’s latest State of Credit identifies the top metropolitan areas...

How to Consolidate Credit Card Debt

January 17, 2018

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the burden of debt from multiple credit cards or are having difficulty keeping track of numerous payments, debt consolidation might be the right...

Millennials vs Gen X: Who’s Worse At Paying Bills?

January 12, 2018

Nearly half of all millennials are 90 days behind on at least one of their bills—but members of Generation X are right on their heels. Data from Experian’s latest...

Why Do Minneapolis-St. Paul Residents Have the Highest Credit Scores in the US?

January 12, 2018

The temperatures may be low in the Gopher state, but the credit scores are high, according to Experian’s latest annual State of Credit study. The Minneapolis-St. Paul area boasts...

How Much Credit Should I Use?

January 11, 2018

Credit cards can be wonderful tools if you know how to use them to your advantage. One key thing to keep in mind while using your credit cards is...

Your Phone and Computer Are at Risk: Here’s What You Need To Know About Meltdown and Spectre

January 11, 2018

Security researchers have discovered two major security flaws—Spectre and Meltdown—affecting billions of computers, laptops, cell phones, servers, and cloud operating systems made in the last two decades, it was...

How Do I Cancel a Credit Card?

January 9, 2018

Having extra credit cards that you don’t use can often be fodder for unnecessary temptation, so maybe you’re thinking about closing those accounts. Here are some questions you should...

What Credit Card Should I Get?

January 8, 2018

Which credit card you should get depends on several factors unique to you, your needs and your credit history. Don’t apply for the first card that comes your way;...

3 Simple Ways To Keep Your Financial Resolutions for 2018

January 2, 2018

It’s a new year, which means it’s time focus on self-improvement. For many Americans, that includes improving their bottom lines. This year, the top financial resolution is to save...

Does More Credit Lead To Higher Credit Scores?

December 20, 2017

If you’re aiming to be a superstar with a credit score north of 700, you will need to have a relatively high overall credit limit. But there's a catch.

Holiday Budgeting: See How Your Plan Stacks Up

December 19, 2017

Shoppers are spending more on holiday gifts this year than the previous year—and men continue to outspend women, according to a new survey by Experian.

The Force Is Strong With Co-Branded Cards

December 18, 2017

Star Wars opened big with fans waiting for hours to see The Last Jedi. And though many fans were dressed up in costume and displayed a wide array of...

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