Jeff Gitlen

Jeff Gitlen is a graduate of the University of Delaware. He writes about a wide range of financial topics including student loans, credit cards, small business financing, and more. His work has been featured on a number of sites including Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, Market Watch, and more.

Articles by Jeff Gitlen:

27
Jan
How Long Do You Need to Keep Tax Records?

According to the IRS, it's recommended that you keep tax records for at least three years. In some cases, you should keep them indefinitely.

Posted in: Resources, Taxes,
24
Jan
Tax Credit vs. Tax Deduction: What’s the Difference?

Both tax credits and deductions reduce your tax bill, but the way each does differs.

Posted in: Taxes,
24
Jan
Navient Lawsuit: Updates and Impact

Navient is facing a number of lawsuits from the CFPB, six states, and a teachers union. Find out what this may mean for those serviced by the company.

Posted in: Student Loans,
20
Jan
LightStream Auto Loans Review

Key points: LightStream is one of the top-rated online lenders on the market. You can use a LightStream auto loan to purchase or refinance new, used, or classic cars, as well as RVs, boats, aircraft, and motorcycles. Generally, you’ll need good credit to qualify with this lender. LightStream is the online consumer lending arm of […]

Posted in: Auto Loans, Reviews,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
20
Jan
Golf Membership Financing With a Personal Loan

For millions of golf-loving Americans, joining a golf club is a pivotal life decision – the fulfillment of an ambition to take their game, their career, and their lifestyle to the next level. It is also a major financial decision, one that is often rationalized by calculating the monetary benefits realized through enhanced business relationships […]

Posted in: Personal Loans,
20
Jan
SoFi vs. Prosper: Personal Loan Comparison

SoFi and Prosper are two companies with personal loan products that have been getting a lot of attention. The question, however, is which one comes out on top? Because there are similar features between the two products, it can be difficult to determine which loan product is the best one for any given situation. The […]

Posted in: Personal Loans,
14
Jan
Can You Use Kiva to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements?

Credit card companies are climbing all over themselves trying to entice you with mega bonus offers. They seem to be a good deal because all you need to do is use their credit card for a few months and you will be rewarded with enough bonus points to purchase a round-trip ticket to Europe. It’s not quite […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,
14
Jan
Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Score: What You Should Know

The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card is a high-end travel and dining rewards card that has a hefty $450 annual fee. The card has some of the best benefits available in the credit card world, however, the Sapphire Reserve card is also one of the most popular—even with that heavy fee. It offers 3 points per dollar spent on travel and [&helli

Posted in: Credit Cards, Credit Scores,
14
Jan
Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card Review

Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card Learn More on Chase’s secure website Editorial Rating Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card 4.46 Editorial Rating What we like: For traveling and dining worldwide Intro Offer 50,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 on purchases in first 3 months from account opening Rewards Rate 3x points per $1 spent on travel […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,
Tags: credit card review 2, ptype_review,
10
Jan
Best Parent Student Loans for College

Parents who want to have a role in helping fund their child’s education have several options for taking out their own parent student loans.

Posted in: Student Loan Options, Student Loans,
Tags: ptype_cornersecond,