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:

20
Jun
What to Know About Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Before You Borrow

Depending upon your credit score, you may be able to land zero- or low-interest loans with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services which can save a lot of money. If not, you may want to look elsewhere.

Posted in: Auto Loans, Reviews (2),
17
Jun
Backed Personal Loans Review

Backed personal loans might be an attractive option for millennials who haven’t established much of a credit history yet. Backed loans have a competitive APR, depending upon your credit score and other factors.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
14
Jun
Chase Sapphire Preferred Review

The Chase Sapphire Preferred offers flexible rewards through the Chase Ultimate Rewards program.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
14
Jun
Restoration Hardware Credit Card Review

Card Details You can apply online for a credit limit as high as $30,000. Accounts are financed by Comenity Bank. This card allows you low-interest financing options if you are an RH Member, which requires a $100 membership fee. Those who aren’t RH Members still have decent financing options. With the non-member standard financing plan, […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,
13
Jun
Amex Delta Reserve Credit Card Review: Is It Worth the High Price Tag?

The American Express Delta Reserve credit card gives cardholders a chance for good rewards, such as free companion tickets. Before you sign up though, be aware of the card’s high annual fee. You’ll need to make sure you’ll use it enough to reap the rewards.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
11
Jun
NASCAR® Credit Card from Credit One Bank® Review

Card Details Qualified applicants can get 1 percent cash back rewards on their purchases. But only certain purchases are eligible for 1 percent cash back rewards if your credit score isn’t deemed high enough at the time you apply for the card. 2x cash back rewards at the NASCAR Shop Access to discounts and special […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,
10
Jun
Lumber Liquidators Credit Card Review

Card Details Interest-free financing options of 6 or 12 months at Lumber Liquidators ​Access to exclusive discounts and offers ​Card is financed by Synchrony Bank ​You can purchase Optional Card Security, which will cover payments or even your entire outstanding balance up to $10,000 if you meet certain conditions Manage your account online 24/7 APR […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,
10
Jun
LensCrafters Credit Card Review

The LensCrafters credit card is a decent choice for people who can’t swing the full price of their glasses all at once, but you must make certain to fully pay off your card before the interest-free period is up.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
08
Jun
Goodyear Credit Card Review

Card Details If your purchase exceeds $250, you’ll have the opportunity for special financing options ​You’ll be given money-saving offers you can take advantage of ​You can get money back on certain sets of tires and their installation ​If you use your Goodyear Credit Card at qualifying stores, you can save $5 off an oil […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,
08
Jun
How to Get a $500 Credit Card Bonus

With the lucrative sign-up bonuses offered by some credit cards, consumers can rack up $500 in bonus points if they do some looking around. That might seem like a lofty goal, but it’s completely doable. Sign-up bonuses are often capped at one per customer, and that’s a lifetime limit. So, if consumers think they can reap […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,