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Sarah Schlichter

Editor | Writer | Content Strategist

Greater Philadelphia

Sarah Schlichter

Experienced editor and writer with a passion for informative, engaging and SEO-optimized content. Specializes in travel and personal finance.

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How Poor Credit Could Raise Your Renters Insurance Rates

Having poor credit could make your renters insurance nearly twice as expensive.
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Can I Share Renters Insurance With My Roommate?

Many companies permit it, but there's no guarantee it'll save you money in the long run.
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5 things agents wish people knew about insurance

When it comes to insurance, “Most people don’t understand the details,” says agent Andrew McGill.
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Buying homeowners insurance? Ask these 4 questions first

Purchasing insurance may not be as fun as choosing new furniture, but it’s a critical part of buying a home.
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Surprising things renters insurance covers — and doesn't

Insurance is designed to offer peace of mind, but you might not have the coverage you expect.
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Getting Back to Nature in Tasmania, Australia

From thundering waterfalls to rare wildlife, this is what it's like to travel around Tasmania.
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101 Best Packing Tips

These comprehensive tips and tricks will help you meet any travel challenge.
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11 Secret Italian Villages to Visit Before the Crowds Do

Tour secret villages from the mountains of the north to the sun-soaked islands of the south.
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10 Clever Car Rental Hacks That’ll Save You Money

Why pay a fortune to get from point A to point B? Try these hidden hacks to save on your rental.
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The Best Cheap Renters Insurance for 2020

Looking for good coverage at the right price? Consider one of these companies.
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The 15 Best National Parks in Australia

From well-known spots to hidden gems, these are Australia's most amazing parks.
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Hotel Front Desk Secrets: 9 Ways to Improve Your Stay

Ever wondered what the person at the front desk is really thinking when checking you into a hotel?
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About

Sarah Schlichter

I'm an editor and writer with more than 15 years of experience in online media. I'm currently a staff writer at NerdWallet, focusing on insurance.

I ran IndependentTraveler.com for many years before serving as deputy executive editor at SmarterTravel.com, where I was the editorial team's SEO expert in charge of everything from keyword research to overseeing updates of hundreds of older stories.

My byline has also appeared on the Associated Press, Cruise Critic, USA Today, NBC News, What to Pack and Family Vacationist. I've traveled to every continent except Antarctica (someday!) and filed stories about adventures such as spotting polar bears in the Arctic and learning royal table etiquette in France.

I've spent my career writing about travel along with other adjacent lifestyle topics such as health, wellness, personal finance and food. I have extensive experience with weaving SEO keywords into copy and monetizing content through affiliate links.

My practical travel advice has been featured in dozens of news outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Budget Travel, Real Simple and Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio. I've been a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) since 2014.

When I'm not traveling (or planning a trip), you can find me reading, hiking or walking my rescue dog.

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Skills

  • Editing
  • Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Content Strategy
  • SEO
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • WordPress CMS
  • SEMrush
  • Social Media