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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.

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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Frozen Bank Account
How to Deal with a Frozen Bank Account

December 25, 2022

A frozen bank account can be the result of numerous things, including suspected fraud, unpaid debts, or illegal activity. Learning that your bank account is frozen can be a little unnerving

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How to get out of credit card debt without ruining your credit
How to Get Out of Credit Card Debt Without Paying: 3 Strategies

January 23, 2023

Getting rid of credit card debt without paying anything is very rare, but you might be able to repay less than the full amount. Our expert explains.

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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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What is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act - FDCPA
What is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act - FDCPA?

February 16, 2023

Get an angry call from a debt collector? Learn how to use the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to stop the harassment.

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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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