Shannon Serpette

Shannon Serpette

Shannon Serpette is a mother of two and an award-winning journalist and freelancer who lives in Illinois. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in English from Illinois Wesleyan University before beginning her 20-year career in newspapers. When she’s not spending time with her children, she is often pursuing her favorite hobbies—running, metal detecting, kayaking, and reading about personal finance.

Articles by Shannon Serpette:

02
Oct
Personal Loans in Washington State

You have plenty of options for personal loans in Washington state through local or national lenders. Whether you live in Spokane, Seattle, Vancouver, or anywhere in between, which loans you qualify for depends largely on your credit score.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
02
Oct
Personal Loans in New York

Borrowers have several solid local and national banks and credit unions to choose from when it comes to personal loans in New York. Beware of predatory payday loans, and always shop around for the best rates.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
02
Oct
Holiday Loans: Online Lenders & Borrowing Advice

Holiday loans could help you pay for gifts, events, and a trip home for the holidays. But before borrowing, compare interest rates and figure out whether you have more affordable financing options.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
02
Oct
Personal Loans in New Jersey

New Jersey residents looking for personal loans have several high-quality national lenders to choose from and some solid local options. Avoid payday loans if possible, and do your homework to get a good rate.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
01
Oct
Hometap Review: How a Hometap Investment Works

Hometap can help you access your home equity without taking on debt.

Posted in: Home Equity, Reviews (2),
01
Oct
ASPCA Pet Insurance Review

ASPCA pet insurance offers a variety of plans, whether you want complete coverage or just need to be covered in case of accidents. You get to choose your deductibles and benefit limits.

Posted in: Pet Insurance, Reviews (2),
01
Oct
Splash Financial Review: Student Loan Refinancing

People looking for student loan refinancing options might want to consider a newer company―Splash Financial. Both federal and private student loans can be refinanced through Splash Financial, and you can get a rate in less than three minutes.

Posted in: Student Loans,
04
Sep
Ascent Student Loans Review

Ascent offers student loans for undergraduates and graduates with or without a cosigner. Students who don’t have an income, credit history, or a cosigner at their disposal will need to meet Ascent's criteria to be approved for a non-cosigned loan.

Posted in: Student Loans,
01
Jul
How to Lower Student Loan Payments

Find out how to lower student loan payments by taking advantage of the options listed below.

Posted in: Student Loans,
10
Jun
Flight School Loans: How to Finance Pilot Training

Flight school financing is possible, although there aren’t as many options as with a four-year degree from a college or university. Through a combination of federal and private flight school loans and personal loans, you can fund it.

Posted in: Student Loans,