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Christy Rakoczy

Christy Rakoczy has been a personal finance and legal writer since 2008. She has a Juris Doctor degree from UCLA School of Law and was a college instructor before she began writing for the web.

About Christy Rakoczy

Current Role

Personal finance writer


  • Student Loans
  • Mortgages
  • Insurance


  • CALI Excellence For The Future Award Winner


  • Bachelor's degree and certificate of business management from the University of Rochester, Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law

Personal Finance Experience

Christy began her writing career in 2008 producing informational websites for attorneys after working for several years as a college instructor.

She soon transitioned into the field of personal finance, putting her law degree and business certification to use helping people better manage their money. Christy writes about all aspects of financial management, from learning how to budget to managing student loans.

Latest from Christy Rakoczy

Can You Take Out Student Loans for Living Expenses & Housing?

Short answer: Yes, you can. You can use student loans—federal and private—for more than just...

Is Pet Insurance Worth It? Evaluating the Cost

Pet insurance can cover thousands of dollars in veterinary expenses during a pet's lifetime. Avoiding...

How Does EasyKnock Work?

EasyKnock is a New York City-based company founded in 2016. It offers the first commercialized residential sale-leaseback program in the United States, which...

Pet Assure Review

Pet Assure doesn't offer a pet insurance plan. Instead, the company offers a discount plan for taking your animal to a pre-approved Pet...

PetFirst Pet Insurance Review

PetFirst offers pet insurance to dogs and cats ages 8 weeks and older, with no restrictions on senior pets. You can choose your...

M&T Bank Personal Loans Review

M&T Bank offers loans up to $25,000 at reasonable rates, as well as a choice of repayment terms. However, because rates may be...

Best Auto Loans

An auto loan allows you to purchase a car while extending the payment period to offer more affordable payments. Here are the best...

Better Mortgage Review

Better was created to eliminate fees in the mortgage process and to provide a simpler experience for those looking for loans. This Better...

USAA Pet Insurance Review

USAA offers a variety of comprehensive pet insurance plans, with reimbursement rates up to 90% and the option to choose your own deductible...

VSP® Individual Vision Plans Review: Is It a Good Eye Insurance Provider?

As the largest vision insurer in the U.S., VSP offers eye care coverage to both...