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:

23
Aug
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, stage_conversion,
07
Aug
Bank of North Dakota Student Loans Review

Student loans make up approximately 30 percent of Bank of North Dakota’s portfolio. BND offers private student loans as well as student loan refinancing. Not every student will qualify for Bank of North Dakota student loans—they have to meet certain requirements.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,
30
Jul
Prudent Pet Insurance Review

Prudent Pet insurance offers accidental-only coverage or a combination of accident and illness coverage. By choosing your reimbursement percentage, annual coverage limits, and deductible, you can control your monthly premium costs.

Posted in: Insurance, Pet Insurance,
Tags: ptype_review,
29
Jul
Oxygen Review: Banking and Credit for Freelancers

Oxygen is a new digital bank designed to meet the needs of freelancers who traditionally have a hard time getting access to credit. You’ll only pay a monthly membership fee when you tap into your line of credit.

Posted in: Banking,
Tags: ptype_review,
26
Jul
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Review

Alaska Airlines miles can take you on flights in the U.S. and to exotic destinations throughout the world. The program offers a good per-mile value when booking award flights, and there are several ways to build up your mileage balance.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
18
Jul
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,
Tags: product review, ptype_review,
12
Jul
Which American Airlines Credit Card Is Best for You?

There’s an American Airlines credit card for everybody, from infrequent travelers to jet setting globetrotters. This guide will help determine which is right for each kind of spender.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
Tags: ptype_cornersecond,
11
Jul
Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard Review

With its generous sign-up bonus and anniversary bonus miles offer, the Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard is a good option for anyone who enjoys flying with Virgin Atlantic. Beware though, some of the perks, including the companion reward benefit, requires making a lot of purchases on your card annually.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
Tags: ptype_review,
01
Jul
Allstate Home Insurance Review 2019

Allstate Insurance Company offers a full line of insurance coverage for homes, autos, boats, life, and add-on policies. They are one of the bigger companies in the insurance industry. Customers who bundle their home insurance policy with an Allstate auto insurance policy or other coverages will get the best rates.

Posted in: Insurance,
Tags: product review, ptype_review,
26
Jun
PayPal LoanBuilder Review: Is it Right for Your Small Business?

LoanBuilder offers short-term small business loans from $5,000 to $500,000. It’s an attractive choice because it doesn’t carry origination or early repayment fees, but the upfront interest fee may be a deal breaker for some.

Posted in: Small Business Loans,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,