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. This insurance protects pets of all ages and allows AARP members to create personalized policies through various coverage, treatment, deductible, and reimbursement options. The exclusive AARP member offer also includes up to a 10 per

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,
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,
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,
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,
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,