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:

09
Jan
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,
09
Jan
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,
07
Jan
GEICO Renters Insurance Review

While GEICO is an established company you can trust, you’ll need to know exactly what your policy entails and how much it will set you back before you can decide whether a GEICO renters insurance policy is right for you.

Posted in: Insurance,
06
Jan
Allstate Home Insurance Review

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,
06
Jan
Regions Mortgage Review

A Regions mortgage might be a good option for a first-time homebuyer without much cash saved. Be prepared to do some digging, though, to find loan rates, because that information isn’t available online.

Posted in: Mortgages, Reviews,
06
Jan
Freedom Debt Relief Review

Freedom Debt Relief is a debt settlement company that works with creditors to reduce and settle consumers’ unsecured debts. The company can help you pay less than you currently owe, saving you money.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Personal Finance Sites,
06
Jan
National Debt Relief Review

National Debt Relief might be an option to consider for someone who is struggling with unsecured debt. But you must have at least $7,500 in unsecured debt – and be ready to see your credit score take a major hit from debt settlement.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Personal Finance Sites,
03
Jan
State Farm Renters Insurance Review

State Farm offers competitive renters insurance policies that can protect you in case something happens to the property you are renting. There are benefits and downsides to consider before making a decision, however.

Posted in: Insurance,
03
Jan
Travelers Renters Insurance Review

Travelers offers renters insurance with many coverage options at competitive prices. Learn more about costs, coverage, availability, and more with this Travelers renters insurance review.

Posted in: Insurance,
03
Jan
Farmers Renters Insurance Review

Farmers Insurance might not have the same name recognition as other companies like GEICO and State Farm, but they offer competitive renters insurance that can protect your apartment or house in case something happens.

Posted in: Insurance,