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Anna Baluch is a personal finance writer and expert who writes about financial topics ranging from personal and student loans to mortgages, debt relief, auto financing, and budgeting. As a contributor to MoneyRates, Anna’s insights are backed by her hands-on experience, exemplified by her achievement of paying off her mortgage in just 16 months, a journey she shared on the “Burn Your Mortgage” podcast in 2019. Her knowledge and expertise have appeared on personal finance platforms such as LendingTree, Business Insider, Credit Karma, Experian, American Express, Rocket Mortgage, U.S. News & World Report, and Policygenius. Anna is dedicated to guiding consumers toward making informed financial choices.

Recent Articles By Anna Baluch

HSBC Premier Checking Account Review 2024

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Known as one of the largest banks in the world, HSBC offers an HSBC Premier Checking account. It’s different from an ordinary checking account as it comes with several unique perks, like free access to international ATMs and a dedicated relationship manager. However, it has strict requirements and is only accessible to select consumers. Here’s… Continue reading HSBC Premier Checking Account Review 2024

The Best Savings Accounts in Nebraska for 2024

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Nebraska has over 390 banks and 56 credit unions, which offer services from more than 100 branch locations. If you live in the Cornhusker State, there are countless places to park your money. Since each one comes with its own pros and cons, it’s a good idea to do your research and compare the various… Continue reading The Best Savings Accounts in Nebraska for 2024

The Best 2-Year CD Rates for 2024

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If you’d like to save some money for a short-term goal, a 2-year certificate of deposit (CD) might make sense. It can help protect your savings while earning a predictable, guaranteed return. Let’s look at what 2-year CDs are, how they work, and where you can find them. What Is a 2-Year CD? A 2-year… Continue reading The Best 2-Year CD Rates for 2024

The Best Savings Accounts in North Dakota for 2024

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North Dakota is home to over 500 banks and more than 30 credit unions. In fact, it has more banks and credit unions per capita than any other state. If you live in the Peace Garden state and are unsure of where to store your money, rest assured there are many options available to you.… Continue reading The Best Savings Accounts in North Dakota for 2024

The Best Savings Accounts in Montana for 2024

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Montana is home to 463 banks in 107 different cities. There are also 46 credit unions with headquarters in the Treasure State, offering banking services from more than 100 branches. It’s clear that residents have no shortage of options for storing their money. Take a closer look at the best savings accounts in Montana. The… Continue reading The Best Savings Accounts in Montana for 2024

The Best Savings Accounts in Alabama for 2024

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If you live in Alabama, you might be interested to know that there are over 200 banks and credit unions headquartered in the state. There are also a number of other banks that serve Alabama through brick-and-mortar locations and online banking. Where can you find the best savings accounts in Alabama? Below we’ll dive deep… Continue reading The Best Savings Accounts in Alabama for 2024

The Best Savings Accounts in Kansas for 2024

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Currently, there are 50 banks headquartered in Kansas. This figure doesn’t include the online banks and credit unions serving residents across the Sunflower State. If you’re a Kansas saver trying to figure out where to park your money, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our roundup of the best savings accounts in Kansas. The… Continue reading The Best Savings Accounts in Kansas for 2024

Novo Business Checking Account Review 2024

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Novo is a digital platform for small businesses. If you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, or small business owner, it can help you keep track of your business finances. Novo’s current offering is a business checking account. Here’s a closer look at the Novo business checking account so you can decide if it makes sense for your… Continue reading Novo Business Checking Account Review 2024

What Happens With a Checking Overdraft & How Can You Avoid Charges?

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Imagine you buy a pair of shoes with your debit card. The shoes cost more than the money you have in your checking account. Even though you walk away with your new shoes, you’ve overdrafted your account. Rest assured, you’re not alone, as overdrafts happen frequently. Below, we’ll dive deeper into what you need to… Continue reading What Happens With a Checking Overdraft & How Can You Avoid Charges?

Citi Priority Checking Account Review 2024

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The Citi Priority Checking account comes with a variety of benefits, such as a generous signup bonus, waived fees, and special deals on other products and services. Take a closer look at the Citi Priority Checking account to decide if it makes sense for your finances. Citi Priority Checking Account At-a-Glance Pros and Cons of… Continue reading Citi Priority Checking Account Review 2024

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