Debbie Baratz

Debbie Baratz has written about topics including personal finance, financial markets, and banking. And as a media relations professional, she spent 10+ years working at not-for-profit, private, and publicly-traded financial institutions. When Debbie isn’t working, she can be found working out, reading, or traveling.

Articles by Debbie Baratz:

05
Dec
AARP Pet Insurance Discount

Pet-owning AARP members can alleviate concerns about their pets’ medical issues thanks to an AARP discounted pet insurance option, Petplan.

Posted in: Insurance, Pet Insurance,
13
Nov
Should You Redeem Capital One Credit Card Points for Cash?

If you have a Capital One rewards credit card, is getting cash back your best option? If you have a cash-back credit card, you have a few options besides getting cash back, but cash might be your best choice. If you have a travel rewards credit card, you can use your points for cash, but the points tend to be less valuable that way.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
07
Nov
How to Do a Balance Transfer With a Citi Credit Card

For people seeking balance transfer options with a Citi credit card, they’ll find three options to meet their needs. Citi’s balance transfer process is straightforward, and its balance transfer cards offer 0% APR for a limited time. If you need to transfer a Citi balance to a different credit card, here’s also what to watch for.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
07
Nov
How to Do a Balance Transfer With a PNC Credit Card

People seeking balance transfers from their current credit cards to new ones will find several no-fee card options from PNC. Cardholders can enjoy benefits including cashback and travel points as well as typically undergoing a quick application process.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
05
Nov
How to Do a Balance Transfer With a Citizens Bank Credit Card

Citizens Bank offers two credit cards that have no annual fees and 0% introductory APRs on balance transfers. Transferring a balance to a Citizens Bank credit card can take up to four weeks, so plan accordingly.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
29
Oct
Prudential Life Insurance Review

Prudential is a well-established company that offers several types of life insurance to consumers. Costs for a life insurance policy can be as little as $75 per month but varies based on the insured individual and the policy.

Posted in: Insurance,
Tags: product review, ptype_review,
29
Oct
American Family Renters Insurance Review

American Family renters insurance coverage starts as low as $11.50 per month. The basic coverage includes property, liability, and loss of use protection. Renters may opt for additional coverage for identity theft, travel, pet insurance, and home-based businesses.

Posted in: Insurance,
Tags: product review, ptype_review,
24
Oct
Clink App Review

Clink is a micro-investing app that allows consumers to save and invest through bank transfers or through automatic deposits when money is spent.

Posted in: Investing,
Tags: ptype_review,
24
Oct
Qapital Review: Can This App Save You Money?

Qapital has garnered a slew of positive reviews and may be considered a great option for passive savings for short-term goals.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
Tags: ptype_review,
24
Oct
Digit App Review: Automate Your Savings

Digit is a micro-savings app that helps consumers save money, build good habits, and track goals.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
Tags: ptype_review,