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:

13
Mar
Financial Aid for Minorities

There are many financial aid options designed specifically for minority students including scholarships, grants, and student loans.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Scholarships, Student Loans,
02
Mar
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.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
02
Mar
Ascent Student Loans Review

Students who don’t have an income, credit history, or a cosigner at their disposal may still be eligible for a student loan through Ascent Student Loans. Applicants will need to meet Ascent's criteria to be approved for a non-cosigned loan.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
02
Mar
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),
Tags: product review, ptype_review,
02
Mar
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,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
02
Mar
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.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
02
Mar
Hartville Pet Insurance Review

Pet insurance can be a smart financial move if you have a pet in the family. Hartville Pet Insurance offers a reimbursement plan that covers injuries, illnesses, and preventive veterinary care. This company offers solid coverage at affordable rates.

Posted in: Pet Insurance, Reviews (3),
Tags: product review, ptype_review,
14
Feb
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,
Tags: ptype_cornersecond,
10
Feb
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,
Tags: ptype_state,
10
Feb
Hometap Review: How a Hometap Investment Works

Hometap can help you access your home equity to fund your dream, whether it's paying off debt, going back to school, or starting a business.

Posted in: Home Equity, Reviews (2),
Tags: product review, ptype_review,