Staff Writer, Financial Products & Services

Resides In

Madison, Wisconsin


Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University


Banking, mortgages, personal loans, credit cards, deposits, interest rates


  • More than 20 years' experience with all things personal finance, from how to minimize spending and earn as much as possible on your savings, to optimizing your credit cards and investing effectively for retirement
  • One of the country's top experts on finding the best possible rates on savings, money market, certificate of deposit, and checking accounts
  • Experienced writer, researcher, and data visualization designer whose work has appeared on,,, and RateSeeker's network of dozens of top U.S. newspapers.


Sabrina Karl joined the Investopedia staff in April 2023 after eight years of freelance work for a number of personal finance outlets, including four years with Investopedia. Her previous coverage of deposit rates has appeared on,, and, while her stories for RateSeeker on a wide spectrum of personal finance topics appeared weekly in 28 of the nation’s top 50 newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, and the Chicago Tribune. She also regularly contributed custom infographics to and several deep-dive data stories and visualizations to


After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sabrina earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Quote from Sabrina Karl

“When I opened my first retirement account at age 23, understanding only the basics and almost none of the jargon, it kickstarted my ongoing quest to make whatever money I have do as much good work for me as possible. My goal in writing about personal finance is to ignite a similar motivational spark in readers and illuminate paths to increased personal wealth — not for wealth’s sake, but for what it can make possible.”