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:

21
Nov
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.

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19
Nov
MPOWER Financing Review

MPOWER Financing offers student loans to international students. MPOWER doesn’t require a credit score and instead uses other criteria for loan approval.

Posted in: Student Loans,
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18
Nov
OneMain Financial Personal Loans Review

OneMain Financial provides personal loans, with an annual percentage rate that depends on your income, debts, credit profile, and what you can put up for collateral.

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Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
18
Nov
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.

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18
Nov
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.

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18
Nov
Springleaf Financial Personal Loans Review

Have you been thinking about doing business with Springleaf Financial? If so, you’ll need to look for it under its new name, OneMain Financial.

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Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
08
Nov
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.

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06
Nov
LendingTree Personal Loans Review

LendingTree connects consumers with different personal loan lenders via a single application to help them save time and money.

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05
Nov
Is There a Mortgage Insurance Premium Deduction for 2019 Taxes?

While you may have received a mortgage insurance premium tax break in the past, you won’t be able to get one when you file your 2019 taxes. It is one of the tax benefits that vanished under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Posted in: Mortgages, Taxes,
05
Nov
Mortgage Prequalification: How to Get Prequalified for a Home Loan

A home loan prequalification may be necessary when you’re house hunting. Keep your options open by prequalifying with more than one mortgage lender, continuing to chip away at the debt you owe, and saving for a down payment.

Posted in: Mortgages,