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:

24
Oct
Mint Review: A Budgeting App to Track Spending

Mint can help you track your various financial accounts, budget, spending, and more. It is a great personal finance app that can likely serve many of your needs.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
17
Oct
Assurant Renters Insurance Review

Consumers seeking renters insurance have options ranging from basic coverage to different additions. Making a coverage decision can be challenging, along with selecting an insurance carrier. Assurant, a specialist in renters insurance, may answer these concerns.

Posted in: Insurance,
Tags: product review, ptype_review,
17
Oct
Progressive Renters Insurance Review

Progressive offers consumers basic renters insurance with the option to add additional coverage. Costs are in line with other insurance companies, and its online quote is easy to obtain. There are many discounts available, as well.

Posted in: Insurance,
Tags: insurance-widget, ptype_review,
17
Oct
Erie Renters Insurance Review

Erie renters insurance can be a good solution for those looking affordable policies and competitive coverage. Read on to learn more about the costs and coverage of Erie's Renters Insurance.

Posted in: Insurance,
Tags: insurance-widget, product review, ptype_review,
06
Sep
How to Stop Impulse Buying in Five Steps

Sometimes we make purchases we want, but we don’t need, like last-minute baseball tickets or new shoes. These impulse buys are made on a whim, spurred by manic emotions or feelings triggered by marketing. Fortunately, with self-discipline and open conversations, you can stop impulsive spending. Impulse buying is extremely common, according to CreditCards.com, w

Posted in: Personal Finance,
29
Aug
Is College Worth the Price? New Survey Reveals What People Think

Most families and students believe a college degree is worth the investment, and most are willing to push themselves financially to make it happen. According to the joint national study, “How America Values College 2018,” by Sallie Mae and Ipsos, an independent global market research company, it found that most families believe college is worth the […]

Posted in: National News, Student Loan News,
28
Aug
Some Employers Offering Payday Loan Alternatives

Whether it’s a medical emergency, car accident, or some other unexpected cost, many Americans are financially unprepared. Even in today’s strong economy, many Americans continue living paycheck to paycheck and 40 percent don’t have $400 to pay for emergency expenses, NPR reported. Many working-class people opt for payday loans and other high-cost borrowing optio

Posted in: Personal Loan News,
27
Aug
With Higher College Costs, More People Buy Tuition Insurance

If a student drops out of college partway through a semester, they can lose the money they paid for tuition and fees. But in recent years, more people are paying for tuition insurance. Tuition insurance can protect families if their child drops out of college after the school’s deadline to obtain tuition reimbursement – typically at the […]

Posted in: Industry News, Student Loan News,
23
Aug
PenFed & Sallie Mae to Offer College Planning & Payment Options

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union and Sallie Mae announced a new partnership that will give PenFed members access to in-school financing through a suite of undergraduate and graduate school payment options. The partnership offers an easy-to-use scholarship tool, PenFed Scholarship Search. This allows access to three million scholarships valued at more than $

Posted in: Industry News, Student Loan News,
22
Aug
The Student Loan Delinquency Rate Drops Even as Household Debt Hits High

U.S. household debt continued growing in the second quarter this year, pushed by increased mortgage borrowing, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Yet as household debt has grown, fewer student loan borrowers are late on their payments. During the second quarter, total household debt increased 0.6 percent from […]

Posted in: National News, Student Loan News,