Ben Luthi

Ben Luthi is a freelance money and travel writer. He’s an expert on credit cards, particularly on using them for travel and collecting rewards along the way. His work has appeared in U.S. News, Wirecutter, Fox Business, and more. Ben started blogging and freelancing in 2013. In 2015, he joined NerdWallet as a staff writer. In 2017, he became a staff writer at Student Loan Hero before shifting to full-time freelance in 2018. He also runs The Thrifty Wanderer travel blog, co-hosts the Just One More Trip podcast, and helps run The Freelance Writer Academy. He lives in Lehi, Utah, with his two kids, and loves spending his free time outdoors, reading, or devouring homemade nachos and episodes of The Office.

• 9+ years of experience as a freelance travel and finance writer
• Published in top national publications, including U.S. News & World Report, Bankrate, Investopedia, Credit Karma,, Wirecutter, Fox Business, and more
• Former staff writer for NerdWallet and Student Loan Hero
• Received a bachelor's degree in finance from Brigham Young University

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