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Jun 22, 2011 (05:06 PM EDT)

AUSTIN, Texas, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) is pleased to announce nationally recognized credit and money management expert Erica Sandberg has joined Bankrate, Inc.'s, one of the Internet's most trusted sources of news and information about credit cards, as the website's leading spokeswoman and resident advice columnist.


"I'm thrilled to be associated with," says Sandberg. "My goal is to motivate readers to spend and charge wisely so they can enjoy life. Misinformation abounds, and people need the truth. As a longtime financial reporter and advice columnist who also has direct credit counseling experience, I have intimate knowledge of the industry. These are fascinating subjects and I approach them with passion and humor. I want people to get excited about their money!"  

Sandberg's advice column, "Ask Erica," will appear twice weekly on, and she will regularly contribute authoritative credit and debt-related articles and videos for consumers who seek advice about getting back on the right financial track.

She will also serve as the public relations spokeswoman for and will be available for interviews with print, radio and television news organizations.

Sandberg's perspective as a credit expert is informed by 15 years of experience delivering personal finance and industry information to consumers, businesses and the media and has also provided expert testimony in courts of law. During her tenure at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco, she helped thousands of individuals and families improve their economic standing, led countless educational seminars and acted as the agency's primary public relations spokesperson.

Today, as a journalist and expert, Sandberg's articles and insight are featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, New York Daily News, Redbook, Bank Investment Consultant, Men's Health, Fox Business News, and She is a City Brights writer for the San Francisco Chronicle's online edition, SFGate, and a columnist and reporter for A regular television and radio commentator, Sandberg is a frequent guest on Bay Area networks, as well as such national news outlets as ABC News GoodMoney, CBS MoneyWatch, PBS Nightly Business Report and Forbes Video Network.

About is one of the Internet's most trusted online marketplaces for consumers who are searching for credit cards. The company is dedicated to providing consumers with a free one-stop credit card resource center where they can access news and information about living a smart financial life and links to instant online applications.  

About Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE:RATE)

The Bankrate network of companies includes,,, Nationwide Card Services, InsureMe,, Bankaholic, and NetQuote.  Each of these businesses helps consumers to make informed decisions about their personal finance matters. The company's flagship brand, is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. is the leading aggregator of rates and other information on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used auto loans, money market accounts and CDs, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees. reviews more than 4,800 financial institutions in 575 markets in 50 states. provides financial applications and information to a network of more than 75 partners, including Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO), America Online (NYSE: AOL), The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times (NYSE: NYT).'s information is also distributed through more than 500 newspapers.