Erika Rawes is a major math nerd, and a data head. She earned her bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Maryland, and then went on to work in various professions over the years, including sales, finance, and workforce management. In 2010, Erika began writing professionally. She uses her strong mathematical abilities to create articles for the personal finance vertical. When she's not crunching numbers, she spends her time fishing with her family, doing arts and crafts (she loves to knit and crochet), and playing video games. Diablo 3 is her all-time favorite video game.