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Karen Lawson, a seasoned banking professional with over 15 years in mortgage loan servicing, is an expert finance writer at MoneyRates. A key player in Fannie Mae’s western regional loss mitigation team, Karen has overseen and approved numerous mortgage loan loss mitigation cases, highlighting her depth of expertise. Holding both B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from the University of Nevada, Reno, Karen’s academic accomplishments mirror her professional ones. She advocated at the university’s Sanford Center for Aging, passionately addressing issues and shaping public policies for senior citizens. Her extensive background in the financial and societal sectors makes her a credible voice in the banking industry.

Recent Articles By Karen Lawson

How to Do a Bank Reconciliation

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Bank reconciliation doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Follow these four simple steps to find out if your account is in balance.

Maximizing Retirement Bliss: Financial Strategies You Need

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Sell your collection of classic rock albums? Auction your surfboard online? No way! Retirement doesn’t have to mean living in reduced circumstances.Here are some ideas for keeping life fun while maintaining a healthy bank account balance.

Comparing CD and Money Market Accounts

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CDs and money market accounts can both help protect your long- and short-term savings, providing security and even competitive yields — if you’re willing to shop around.