Christy Rakoczy

Christy Rakoczy

Christy Rakoczy is an experienced personal finance and legal writer who has been writing full time since 2008. She earned her JD at UCLA and graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in media and communications. Her work has been featured on CNN Money, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance, USA Today, and more.

Articles by Christy Rakoczy:

01
Mar
Best Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) Rates & Lenders

HELOCs can help homeowners tap into the equity they have in their homes for relatively low-cost funding for things like a home improvement project. Learn more and find our picks for the best options below.

Posted in: Best Options, Home Equity,
01
Mar
Best Home Equity Loans

Home equity loans let you borrow against the equity you hold in your house. Compare our picks for the best home equity loan options.

Posted in: Best Options, Home Equity,
11
Feb
Is Pet Insurance Worth It? Evaluating the Cost

Pet insurance can cover thousands of dollars in veterinary expenses during a pet's lifetime. Avoiding hefty out-of-pocket expenses can provide emotional and financial relief in the moment, but is the monthly cost worth it?

Posted in: Learn More, Pet Insurance,
08
Jan
How Does EasyKnock Work?

EasyKnock is a financial product that lets homeowners get cash from their home equity without moving. EasyKnock buys homes, and then allows sellers to stay as tenants.

Posted in: Home Equity, Reviews,
05
Jan
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 Assure vet.

Posted in: Pet Insurance,
05
Jan
PhD Student Loans: Find Your Best Option

PhD student loans from the federal government or private lenders can be used to cover the cost of your degree or program.

Posted in: Student Loan Options (2), Student Loans,
05
Jan
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 reimbursement rate, deductible, and annual limits to best fit your budget and needs.

Posted in: Pet Insurance, Reviews (3),
04
Jan
Credit Union Student Loans

If you need to get a private student loan to pay for college, you might research what your local credit unions offer. Credit union student loans tend to offer better terms than loans offered by major commercial banks.

Posted in: Student Loan Options (2), Student Loans,
04
Jan
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 lower from online lenders, borrowers need to shop around to ensure M&T Bank personal loans are the best deal for them.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
04
Jan
Best Auto Loans for 2021

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

Posted in: Auto Loans, Compare Options,