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:

20
Feb
Capital One Quicksilver Credit Card Review

Capital One Quicksilver Details Overview The Capital One Quicksilver card offers an unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase You have the opportunity to earn a $150 cash bonus No annual fee No foreign transaction fees Virtual card numbers from EnoSM, so you can protect yourself when shopping online 24-Hour Travel Assistance Services Chip technology […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,
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15
Feb
Best Installment Loans: Compare Online Options

You need cash and you need it fast – what are you going to do? If you have great credit, your best bet is likely to get a low-interest personal loan. But, let’s be honest, not everyone has great credit. The rest of us sometimes just have to borrow money the smartest way that we […]

Posted in: Personal Loans,
14
Feb
Best Debt Consolidation Loans

Many people won’t think twice about buying a different brand of yogurt to save a few dollars, but they might not think to consolidate their debt in order to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in interest and lower their payments. A debt consolidation loan is essentially a loan that you take out in […]

Posted in: Personal Loans,
13
Feb
Alabama Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

Students in Alabama have a wide variety of scholarships, grants, and student loans available for school. Before applying for them, however, you should understand how the financial aid process works and what options you have.

Posted in: Scholarships, Student Loans,
13
Feb
Best Pet Insurance – Comprehensive Reviews for 2019

Reviewed by: Dr. Catherine Barnette DVMDr. Barnette is a 2006 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She has spent the last 12 years working in corporate and privately-owned veterinary clinics. If you’re like most pet owners, you feel as if there is nothing you wouldn’t do for your pet when they’re […]

Posted in: Pet Insurance,
30
Jan
50 Weird Scholarships for 2019

If you think that scholarships are just for outstanding athletes and brilliant students with a 4.0 GPA, you’re missing out on thousands of dollars for your college education. Weird scholarships may use knowledge of things from Star Trek to Duct™ Tape. If you are passionate about art, music or other talents, you can get scholarships to […]

Posted in: Scholarships,
30
Jan
Understanding Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

Looking to improve your credit score? Wondering what’s weighing your credit score down? Your current outstanding debt may be affecting your credit score, including your FICO score. Gaining a better understanding for the As a borrower you should always keep your debt at a comfortable level. Controlling your debt is the cornerstone of good financial […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
25
Jan
What is a Good Credit Score?

There are some numbers that follow us around for much of our adult lives – our Social Security number, shoe size, and, for better or worse, our credit score. The first two are permanent (barring something really bad happening), but our credit score is dynamic, subject to constant change as we navigate the financial ebbs […]

Posted in: Credit Scores,
25
Jan
Hard vs. Soft Credit Inquiries Explained

Have you recently given a business permission to run a credit inquiry? Unsure of what a credit inquiry actually is? It sounds important because it is, and you want to make sure you choose the correct type of credit inquiry to maximize any kind of benefit. A credit inquiry, also known as a “credit pull” […]

Posted in: Credit Scores,
24
Jan
Brex Corporate Card for Startups Review

Brex is a relatively new startup that aims to help other startups with no-frills corporate charge cards. The idea behind Brex, which has the backing of some major tech investors, is to offer startups a corporate card quickly and easily without the need for personal guarantees. When a business is approved, they can get a […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,