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:

04
Sep
What Can a Personal Loan Be Used For?

A personal loan can be used for almost anything a borrower wants them to be. Lenders place few restrictions on personal loans making them an attractive option for people looking to pay off debt or accomplish other financial goals.

Posted in: Personal Loan Uses (1), Personal Loans,
04
Sep
Personal Loans in Virginia

Personal loans in Virginia are available from local and national lenders. Online options include LightStream, SoFi, PNC, Marcus, and OneMain Financial.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
04
Sep
Quick Loans: How to Find Fast Cash

When you need money fast, one of your options is to look for quick loans. However, you need to be careful about which lenders you trust, as some companies take advantage of your need for fast cash by offering loans with very bad terms.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
04
Sep
Home Equity Loan Calculator

There are many ways to tap into the equity in your home, including a home equity loan. Our home equity loan calculator can help you determine how much you can get and the cost of borrowing.

Posted in: Home Equity, Resources,
04
Sep
How to Pay for College Books

Textbooks can be very expensive. You can pay for the books you need using grants, scholarships, or student loan funds. You can also buy used textbooks, opt for e-books, or share books with a classmate.

Posted in: Scholarships, Student Loans,
04
Sep
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,
04
Sep
VSP® Vision Review: Is It a Good Eye Insurance Provider?

As the largest vision insurer in the U.S., VSP offers eye care coverage to both individuals and employers. It boasts a wide network of eye doctors and generous frame and contact allowances.

Posted in: Insurance, Vision Insurance,
04
Sep
Bank of America Personal Loan Alternatives

Bank of America doesn't offer personal loans, but the companies below are good alternatives to consider.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
04
Sep
3 Lenders to Refinance Sallie Mae Loans With

You can refinance Sallie Mae loans with a number of lenders. Before you refinance, consider whether taking out a refinance loan will lower your rate or help financially in other ways.

Posted in: Student Loans,
04
Sep
Vacation Loans: How to Finance Your Trip

Vacation loans can help you cover a pricy getaway, but will increase the cost due to interest and leave you paying for your experience long after it’s over. Plan ahead to save what you can, use credit cards carefully, and borrow responsibly if you need to finance a vacation.

Posted in: Personal Loan Uses (1), Personal Loans,