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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

These Are the Best Credit Cards for Sports Fans

June 21, 2018

If you’re a sports lover, there are several credit cards that can make your fan experience better and get you more rewards. Here are five cards for you.

When It Comes to Money, Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

June 20, 2018

There are certain things we know we ought to do—such as flossing and eating healthy. But we push them off for later. Don't let saving money be one of...

The Best Credit Cards For Frequent Flyers

June 15, 2018

If you primarily fly one airline, it’s wise to consider applying for your airline’s co-branded credit card. Here are some of the best airline cards for you.

What the Latest Fed Rate Hike Means for You

June 14, 2018

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday hiked its benchmark interest rate from 1.5% to 1.75%, the highest its been since 2008. The central bank also suggested that additional rate increases...

10 Places to Park Your Emergency Cash Right Now

June 12, 2018

One of life’s necessities is an emergency fund. Read on for the ten best online accounts to park your emergency cash right now.

Fly Through Airport Security With These Credit Cards

June 11, 2018

It seems like airport security lines get longer every year, and during busy travel periods—like the summer—they can be downright unbearable. Here are some credit cards that can help...

7 Rewards Cards to Help With Soaring Gas Prices This Summer

June 8, 2018

Planning to take a road trip this summer? Expect to shell out more for gas. To help you out, here are the seven best gas rewards credit cards.

The Dos and Don’ts of Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses

June 5, 2018

The best time to get a new rewards credit card is when you can amass a hefty bonus just for signing up for the card in the first place....

Here’s How Refinancing Affects Your Credit

June 4, 2018

Refinancing a loan can affect your credit scores, usually by lowering it, so you should weigh the benefits against the potential hit. Read more.

Read This Before Getting Rid of Your Old Credit Cards

June 4, 2018

It’s a good time to shop for a new rewards credit card. But once you’ve transitioned your spending from one card to another, consider your next move carefully. Read...

How a Concert May Have Compromised Your Personal Information

June 2, 2018

Buying tickets to a concert is supposed to bring forth anticipation of joy, not stress. But that’s exactly what some concertgoers may be facing after Ticketfly announced it was...

Congress Passes Bill Making Credit Freezes Free of Charge

May 25, 2018

The House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday that makes major changes to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the sweeping financial regulation that was implemented in response to the 2008...