Jeff Gitlen

Jeff Gitlen writes about a wide range of finance topics including everything from student loans to credit cards to small business financing. Jeff's work has been featured on a number of sites including Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, Market Watch, and more.

Articles by Jeff Gitlen:

17
Jul
How Accurate is Credit Karma?

Founded in 2007, Credit Karma is a San Francisco-based financial services company that offers free credit scores to the masses. Credit Karma touts that it will always be free to the consumers who use its website or mobile app. But how accurate is Credit Karma? In some cases, as seen in an example below, Credit Karma […]

Posted in: Credit Scores,
16
Jul
Thrivent FCU Student Loans

Learn More at Thrivent’s secure website Editorial Rating 3.94 Editorial Rating What we like: Quick application process Fixed APR 3.99% – 9.99% Variable APR 4.00% – 11.50% Loan Terms Up to 15 years Loan Amounts $10,000 – $120,000 See how Thrivent’s student loan refinancing product stacks up with other options Student Loan Refinancing Options Thrive

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
12
Jul
Best Pet Insurance – Comprehensive Reviews for 2019

An increasing number of American pet owners are turning to some of the best pet insurance companies to cover the rising costs of veterinary care. If you’re purchasing pet insurance, you need to make sure you get a good policy from a trusted company.

Posted in: Insurance, Pet Insurance,
Tags: ptype_cornerstone,
12
Jul
Average Medical School Debt in 2019

The average medical student loan debt for graduates from the Class of 2018 was $196,520. This doesn't include any undergraduate debt, which likely adds another $20,000 or more.

Posted in: Student Loans,
10
Jul
Is Robinhood Gold Worth It?

Robinhood is a different type of brokerage. The technology-driven company cuts out overhead by eliminating storefront locations and full-service features, allowing customers to manage their stock portfolios with their phones. The end result is a useful stock trading app that provides all of the basics without any costly extras. While people can trade for free […]

Posted in: Investing,
09
Jul
Sixup Student Loans Review

Sixup is an online lender that provides private student loans to borrowers with limited credit history and no cosigner. The lender is worth considering if you can't qualify for traditional private student loans or if you don't have a cosigner.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
09
Jul
ELFI Student Loan Refinancing Review

ELFI offers competitive student loan refinancing rates and a variety of benefits that make the lender an attractive option for those looking to save on their student loans.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
05
Jul
Should You Apply for a Personal Loan With a Co-Applicant?

Getting a personal loan with a co-applicant can help you qualify for financing. But not every lender allows co-applicants and the co-applicant is legally responsible for the loan.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
Tags: ptype_cornersecond,
03
Jul
SoFi vs. Earnest Student Loan Refinancing Comparison

SoFi and Earnest are both great options for borrowers looking to save on their student loans. Since both offer many similar features, your best option may be whichever offers you a lower rate.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: ptype_comparison,
03
Jul
Oklahoma Student Loan Authority (OSLA) Servicing Review

OSLA is a student loan servicer specifically for those attending, or who have attended, college in Oklahoma. OSLA can help you with repaying your loans including enrolling you in repayment plans, seeing if you qualify for forgiveness, and answering any questions you might have.

Posted in: Student Loans,