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:

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,
04
Jan
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 review explains the main benefits of this lender, including its efficiency and affordability.

Posted in: Mortgages, Reviews,
04
Jan
ELFI vs. SoFi: Student Loans Comparison

If you want to borrow for school or refinance existing student loans, consider SoFi or ELFI. SoFi offers low rates and interest rate discounts for multiple loans. ELFI is a newer lender with flexible repayment terms.

Posted in: Student Loans,
04
Jan
Trupanion Pet Insurance Review

Dogs and cats under 14 can get lifelong coverage through Trupanion pet insurance. There’s a per-deductible condition and no cap on payouts for each condition, but premiums may be higher than with other pet insurance companies.

Posted in: Pet Insurance, Reviews (3),