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
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: Private Student Loans, 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: Insurance, Pet Insurance, Reviews (3),
04
Jan
Pioneer Military Loans Review

Pioneer Services stopped offering Personal loans in July, 2019. However, United States military personnel can still obtain VA home loans to buy or refinance a home from the lender. Read more to see a Pioneer Military loan is right for you.

Posted in: Mortgages, Personal Loans,
04
Jan
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 to customize your pet's health care coverage.

Posted in: Insurance, Pet Insurance, Reviews,
04
Jan
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
Jan
Best Vision Insurance Companies

Finding the best vision insurance company can be a challenge. To help, we rated the top vision insurance companies and vision discount plants to help you find a fit.

Posted in: Insurance, Vision Insurance,
04
Jan
Best Home Sale Leaseback Options

With a Leaseback agreement, you can sell your home, get equity out, and continue living in it by renting it back from the buyer. Leaseback agreements free up cash but you may pay above-market rent, and you won’t benefit from some of the perks of homeownership any more.

Posted in: Best Options, Home Equity,
04
Jan
Bank of America Personal Loan Alternatives

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

Posted in: Personal Loans,