Resides In

Madison, Wisconsin


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




  • 20+ years’ hands-on experience with all things personal finance, from where to stash cash to earn as much as possible, from minimizing spending while capitalizing on the best credit card offers, to investing early, often and effectively for retirement
  • Black-belt-level rates researcher with her finger on the pulse of the nation’s very best deposit returns, able to unearth the top national, regional, and local rates on savings and money market accounts, high-yield checking accounts, and certificates of deposit (CDs)
  • Ability to communicate financial information and concepts with visualizations that go beyond words, blending an understanding of data and Excel with a graphic designer’s aesthetic to create easy-to-digest visual stories


Sabrina Karl’s written and visual coverage of banking and deposit rates has appeared on, and Her stories for RateSeeker on mortgage and banking topics appear weekly in 28 of the nation’s top 50 newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune and the Boston Globe. She has also produced deep-dive data stories and visuals for, and regularly contributes infographics 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 to illuminate paths to increased personal wealth — not for wealth’s sake, but for what it can make possible.”