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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

The Best Checking Accounts in Massachusetts for 2024

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Finding a good checking account often means doing some research to compare what’s available at different banks. Start your search with local banks and credit unions, then branch out to consider national banks or online checking accounts. Looking at the features, benefits, and fees can help you narrow down the list to find a checking… Continue reading The Best Checking Accounts in Massachusetts for 2024

The Best Checking Accounts in New York for 2024

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A checking account makes it easy and convenient to deposit your paychecks, pay bills, and spend or withdraw cash using your debit card. If you’re looking for a new checking account option, you might start your search with what’s available at local and state banks. New York is home to many banks, both large and… Continue reading The Best Checking Accounts in New York for 2024

Capital One 360 Savings & CD Review 2024

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Capital One is a well-known online bank offering savings accounts and CDs. Here’s more on how Capital One works to help you decide if it’s the right bank for you.

Capital One 360 Checking Review 2024

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Capital One 360’s online checking account features no monthly fees, no minimums, and no overdraft fees. That might catch your attention if you’re looking for a low-cost way to manage your money. Is Capital One 360 Checking a good fit? Read on for a closer look at this checking account’s features, benefits, and pros and… Continue reading Capital One 360 Checking Review 2024

American Express®, Member FDIC, National Bank 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.

American Express®, Member FDIC, CD Review 2024

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Certificate of deposit accounts are designed to help you save for short and long-term goals. Where you open a CD account can determine how much interest you earn. American Express®, member FDIC is an option if you’re looking for high-yield CDs with no minimum deposit requirements. Learn how these CDs work, what rates are available,… Continue reading American Express®, Member FDIC, CD Review 2024

Discover® Cashback Checking Review 2024

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Discover Bank offers a variety of banking products, including online checking accounts. Before opening a new checking account, it helps to take a closer look at the features and benefits, so you know what to expect. Overall Impression There’s much to like about Discover Cashback Checking, particularly if you want to avoid paying steep banking… Continue reading Discover® Cashback Checking Review 2024

How to Quickly Rebuild Credit After Student Loan Default

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Defaulting on student loans can have a negative impact on your credit. This guide can help you decide how to rebuild bad credit after student loan default.

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.

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

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