Erica Gellerman is a CPA and received her MBA from Duke University. Her education, experience working in both financial services and small business consulting, and paying off $120,000 in student loans (ahead of schedule!) helps inform her writing now on topics related to both student loans and small businesses. As a freelance writer for the past five years in the personal finance and small business space, her work has been featured in publications like Forbes, Business Insider, and Money.