I’ve been a full-time freelance writer since 2012. My work regularly appears at Bankrate, Vox, Haven Life, and CreditCards.com; previously, I’ve written for Lifehacker, The Billfold and many more.
Earn Money Writing: 4 Big Lessons from a $126K+ Freelancer
In 2020, I had my second six-figure year as a freelance writer, grossing $126,683 before business expenses and taxes.
Money Talks: One friend got married, the other was her maid of honor
Tiana and Latesha have been friends for almost 20 years. So Tiana, naturally, served as maid of honor in Latesha’s wedding — an opportunity that cost her nearly $3,000.
7 store rewards programs worth joining
Signing up with one of the best rewards programs can save you money – and combining a top store rewards program with one of the best rewards credit cards can save you even more.
How to create generational wealth
Eight things anyone can do to leave a legacy for their loved ones.
Everything you need to know about credit utilization ratio
Credit utilization refers to the amount of available credit you’re currently using, and it makes up 30 percent of your credit score, meaning a high credit utilization ratio often correlates with...
Is it worth paying an annual fee for a credit card?
Should you pay an annual fee for a credit card? It all depends on what you hope to get out of the card – and how much you’re willing to pay for the privilege.
Payoff review: A better way to pay card debt?
Payoff can help you consolidate your credit card balances into a single monthly payment – but so can other loan companies and services. How do you decide which option is best for you?
How to look after your mental health during COVID
Stressed? We feel you. Here’s how to practice self-care during unprecedented times.
Is the American Express Blue Business Cash Card the best business cash back card?
The no-annual-fee business card offers 2% cash back on your first $50,000 in purchases each year, a 0% introductory APR and cash flow solutions that can help your business grow.
Does getting denied for a credit card hurt your credit score?
Applying for a credit card is generally an easy process — but if your credit card application is denied, the entire situation becomes a lot more stressful.
How to rebalance your budget — and your life — during quarantine
The pandemic could be here for a while. Plan your finances, and budget your time, accordingly.
Consumer credit protections: Know your rights
The credit card industry is relatively new, and although charge cards have been around since the 1940s, the first revolving credit card wasn’t issued until Bank of America introduced the BankAme...
Use the Upgrade Card to save interest
If you’re looking for the flexibility of a credit card combined with the fixed payments of an installment loan, the Upgrade Visa® Card with Cash Rewards might be the right choice for you. Here’s how this unique process can save you interest.
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The pros and cons of moving out of the city
In 2017, I did something that my younger self once swore she would never do: I sold half of what I owned, packed up the rest and moved back to the Midwest.
Is American Express OptBlue right for your small business?
If your small business does not currently accept American Express cards due to concerns about rates or fees, the American Express OptBlue program is an affordable solution that will enable your business to add Amex to its list of consumer payment options.