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Rebecca Lake

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Rebecca Lake has over a decade of experience as a money expert, researching and writing hundreds of articles on retirement, investing, budgeting, banking, loans, saving money, and more. She has been published in over 20 online finance publications, including SoFi, Forbes, Chime, CreditCards.com, Investopedia, SmartAsset, Nerdwallet, Credit Sesame, LendingTree, and more.

Debt Relief Services
What Are Debt Relief Services?

November 16, 2022

You may seek debt-relief services when you need help with debt. Companies that provide such services work with your creditors on your behalf to reduce...

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How to Cope and Consolidate Your Credit Card Debt When Unemployed
How to Cope and Consolidate Your Credit Card Debt When Unemployed

July 8, 2020

Unemployed with credit card debt? Here are ways to manage it: contact creditors, apply for aid, budget, avoid adding debt, and consider consolidation

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Bill Consolidation
What Is Bill Consolidation?

August 1, 2022

Learn how to consolidate bills with debt consolidation loans or debt management plans.

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Does paying off credit card help credit score
Does Paying Off Your Credit Cards Help Your Credit Score

February 15, 2023

Paying off credit cards can help your credit scores in the long run. However, there are some situations where credit cards can hurt your scores if you're not careful.

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Pros and cons of personal loans to pay off credit card debt
Pros and Cons of Using a Personal Loan to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

January 23, 2023

What are the pros and cons of using a personal loan to pay off credit card debt? Quicker payoff time and lower interest rates are great benefits, But if you are...

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Maxed out credit cards
Maxed Out Credit Cards: Why It's Bad and What to Do About It

February 23, 2022

Why is it bad to max out your credit card? Learn how to deal with maxed out credit cards and get debt under control.

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Is Severance Pay Taxable? How Job Loss Affects Your Taxes
Is Severance Pay Taxable? How Job Loss Affects Your Taxes

April 5, 2022

How is severance pay taxed when you lose your job? There are no tax breaks when you lose your job.

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Couple with student debt
How Do Student Loans Affect Credit Score?

August 1, 2022

Learn how having student debt can help or harm your credit scores.

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man on mountain top
Perfect Credit: How to Get the Highest Credit Score

August 1, 2022

Learn what the highest credit scores are for different scoring models and how to get the best credit score possible.

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