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Rebecca Lake, a valued contributor at MoneyRates, unravels the intricacies of personal finance with her expertise in areas spanning from banking to homebuying and investing to small business strategies. Rebecca seamlessly bridges the gap between complex financial concepts and readers, demystifying them with her clear and insightful narratives. She has contributed to U.S. News and World Report, among numerous other publications. With Rebecca’s guidance, financial clarity is just an article away.

Recent Articles By Rebecca Lake

How I Max Out My Retirement Account as a Freelancer

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Self-employment offers plenty of perks, but there’s one thing you don’t get when you work for yourself. There’s no employer-sponsored retirement plan waiting in the wings to help you save and invest for the future. You’re not without options, however. There are retirement accounts designed for freelancers, independent contractors, and small business owners in mind.… Continue reading How I Max Out My Retirement Account as a Freelancer

How Do Credit Cards Work?

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Credit cards allow you to make purchases easily and conveniently. Learn how to use credit cards responsibly to help decide if a credit card is right for you.

American Express National Bank, Member FDIC, Review

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For more than a century and a half, the name American Express® has stood as a beacon of safety and security for customers in the U.S. traveling abroad. While American Express is best known for its charge cards, the company has now introduced online bank accounts.

Bank of Mingo Savings Review 2024

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Opening a savings account at a local bank might appeal to you if you want to manage your money in person at a branch. If you live in West Virginia, the Bank of Mingo is one option. Mingo offers passbook savings accounts and certificate of deposit (CD) accounts to help you reach your goals. Our… Continue reading Bank of Mingo Savings Review 2024

The Best Savings Accounts in West Virginia for 2024

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A savings account is a safe place to keep your money while earning a little interest. If you live in West Virginia, you might be wondering which banks offer the best savings accounts. West Virginia is home to numerous local banks and credit unions. You’ll also find branches of big banks located here, too. Comparing… Continue reading The Best Savings Accounts in West Virginia for 2024

The Best Savings Accounts in Wisconsin for 2024

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Need a new savings account? Finding the best savings accounts starts with comparing the options in your home state. If you live in Wisconsin, that means looking at what traditional banks, credit unions, and online banks have to offer. Wisconsin is home to nearly 200 local and regional banks, but you can also find big… Continue reading The Best Savings Accounts in Wisconsin for 2024

The Best Savings Accounts in Pennsylvania for 2024

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Pennsylvania is notable for being the home of the first Bank of the United States, which opened in Philadelphia in 1791. Today, residents can choose from a number of financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, and savings and loan associations. Need to open a savings account in the Keystone State? It’s important to know what… Continue reading The Best Savings Accounts in Pennsylvania for 2024

The Best Savings Accounts in Oregon for 2024

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Oregon is home to several financial institutions, including big banks, smaller regional banks, community banks, and credit unions. There are more than 1,500 banks altogether, so you have plenty of options when deciding where to keep your money. If you’re looking for the best savings accounts in Oregon, the options include accounts from line banks… Continue reading The Best Savings Accounts in Oregon for 2024

The Best Savings Accounts in New Mexico for 2024

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There are hundreds of banks available to New Mexico savers, including state-chartered banks, online banks, and credit unions. When you’re preparing to open a new savings account, finding the right financial institution matters. Today, we’re taking a closer look at where to find the best savings accounts in New Mexico to help you decide where… Continue reading The Best Savings Accounts in New Mexico for 2024

The Best Savings Accounts in Missouri for 2024

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According to the Missouri Division of Finance, the state is home to more than 200 banks, ranking it fourth in the nation overall for the number of state-chartered banks. If you live in the Show Me State or are planning a move there, you might be wondering which banks are best for savers. The options… Continue reading The Best Savings Accounts in Missouri for 2024

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