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:

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,
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,
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,
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: Insurance, Pet Insurance, Reviews (3),
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: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
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,
Best No-Fee Personal Loans

Whether you can get no-fee personal loans depends partly upon how well you’ve handled your finances in the past. If you have a good, fair, or bad credit report, there are no-fee options for you to look into.

Posted in: Personal Loan Resources, Personal Loans,
LGBTQ Scholarships

Looking for LGBTQ scholarships that will make college more financially feasible? There are a number of scholarships specifically geared toward LGBTQ students, so we’ve rounded up some great options to pursue.

Posted in: Financial Aid,
OppLoans Review: Payday Loan Alternative for Borrowers With Bad Credit

If you need a personal loan but don’t have the best credit history, OppLoans can be an option to consider. High interest rates make this an expensive borrowing option, however.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
CashCall Mortgage Review

CashCall Mortgage offers low-interest home loans, including conventional, VA, and FHA loans, but doesn’t offer staples like adjustable-rate mortgages and jumbo loans. It may be a good choice for those who don’t have the cash to pay closing costs.

Posted in: Mortgages, Reviews,