Jeanette Perez

Jeanette Perez

Jeanette Perez is a bestselling author and intelligence analyst who lives in the mountains of western Montana with 11 goats, two dogs, and way too many computers. She is passionate about helping college students and grads get their student loans paid off through smart money management.

Articles by Jeanette Perez:

19
Jun
Regions Bank Personal Loans Review

Regions Bank, one of the largest regional financial institutions in the United States, offers several types of personal loans. Pros of Regions include relatively competitive rates. Cons include poor reviews regarding their fees, customer service, and transparency.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
18
Jun
NFL Extra Points Credit Card Review: Is it a Good Card for Football Fanatics?

The Barclays NFL Extra Points card is great for football fans. For everyone else, however, it’s just a standard rewards card with underwhelming benefits.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
13
Jun
Can You Use a Credit Card at an ATM?

You can use many credit cards to withdraw funds from an ATM, but it’s generally a bad idea. You could incur a lot of fees as well as a higher APR, so before using your card at an ATM, understand exactly what you’ll be charged for and what it will cost.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
10
Jun
Chase Ink Business Preferred Card Review

The Chase Ink Business Preferred Card is a solid option for small business owners, but only if they frequently spend in the card’s bonus categories. Keep reading to see if it’s right for you.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
30
May
PGA Tour Cash Rewards World Mastercard Review

This is a solid everyday card that can earn you a seat at PGA Tour events while giving you access to exclusive courses worldwide.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
29
May
Completing the FAFSA When You Have Divorced Parents

If your parents are divorced, you may have difficulty filling out the FAFSA. It's important to take the time to talk to both parents to figure out how to answer some of the questions the form asks.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Student Loans,
29
May
How to Handle Student Loans While On Medical Leave

If you need to take a medical leave from work, you likely have options like deferment, forbearance, and income-driven repayment plans to help you stay in good standing on your loans.

Posted in: Student Loans,
29
May
How Being an Emancipated Minor Affects Financial Aid

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, can be confusing, especially when it comes to questions about whether you’re a dependent or independent student. If you’re under the age of 24, the federal government assumes you’re a dependent student for the purposes of financial aid—and you can’t simply choose to file as […]

Posted in: FAFSA, Financial Aid,
29
May
How to Pay for College Without Parents’ Help

If your parents will not or cannot help you pay for college, you still have options to cover the costs. First, fill out the FAFSA. Next, look for scholarships, places to work while in school, and private student loans.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Learn More,
29
May
How to Report Parents’ Cash, Checking Accounts, and Savings Accounts Balances on the FAFSA

Like it or not, your parents’ financial situation affects your ability to get financial aid for school. The federal government takes the position that if you want a college education, you and your parents (or other family members) should take the lion’s share of paying for it unless there is a compelling reason why you […]

Posted in: FAFSA, Financial Aid,