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
Earnest Student Loans Review

Earnest provides both private student loans and student loan refinancing. Known for flexible loan terms, Earnest is a lender worthy of consideration if you need to finance your education or refinance existing student debt.

Posted in: Student Loan Reviews, Student Loans,
04
Jan
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,
04
Jan
Best Medical Loans

There are a wide range of medical loans available to cover healthcare expenses. Find out how you can take out a medical loan and see our picks for the best options from our partners.

Posted in: Personal Loan Uses (1), Personal Loans,
04
Jan
Best Credit Builder Loans

You can get approved easily for credit builder loans because you won't get access to the borrowed money until you've already paid off the loan.

Posted in: Personal Loan Uses (2), Personal Loans,
04
Jan
Figure Home Equity Line Review

Figure offers a loan called the Figure Home Equity Line. It’s an all-digital product, which means you can get approved virtually instantly and receive funding quickly. You can use loan funds for any purpose and interest rates are considered competitive.

Posted in: Home Equity, Reviews,
04
Jan
ATV Loans & Other UTV Financing Options

ATV loans can help you afford the cost of an all-terrain vehicle. If you decide to get an ATV loan, it's important to consider all your financing options.

Posted in: Personal Loan Uses (2), Personal Loans,
04
Jan
Upstart Loans Review

Upstart personal loans come with competitive interest rates, and you have a choice of repayment timelines. Unfortunately, you may have to pay a big origination fee.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
03
Nov
Best Student Credit Cards

College students need a credit card to establish a credit history. Here are some of the best student credit cards offered through our partner.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
16
Oct
Best Secured Credit Cards

Secured credit cards can be easy to qualify for, even with bad credit or no credit history. Here are our picks for the best secured cards offered through our partner.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
02
Oct
Where to Find Landscaping Loans & What to Ask Before Applying

For financing landscaping, you could turn to a personal loan, home equity loan, or HELOC. A personal loan for landscaping is typically unsecured, while the latter are secured by your home and may come with lower interest.

Posted in: Home Equity, Personal Loans,