Stephanie Bolling is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder, where she covers travel, scholarships, home and food. Stephanie graduated college debt-free thanks to her tenacity in applying to every scholarship under the sun. She’s paid off $10,000 in credit card debt and is always planning the perfect budget vacation. Stephanie received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of South Florida and is a former staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times. She spends way too much of her free time looking at houses on Zillow, scanning flight deals and making restaurant-quality cheese boards.