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:

07
Jun
David’s Bridal Credit Card Review

Card Details Financing goes through Comenity Capital Bank Get a heads-up on special offers and sales before the general public does Able to see new fashions coming out before others do APR APR is currently 28.74% Pros No annual fee Promotional offers received as a cardholder may make it worth having this card Able to […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,
06
Jun
USAA Rate Advantage Visa Platinum Credit Card Review

Card Summary Pros No annual fee or foreign transaction fees If you have good credit, you’ll get the lowest interest rate USAA offers Military personnel receive a 4% APR on their balance for up to 12 months when they are deployed or undergoing a permanent change of station Receive extended warranties on some U.S. store […]

Posted in: Credit Cards,
05
Jun
Alaska Airlines Credit Card Review

The Alaska Airlines Credit Card is often overlooked because people assume it’s only good for traveling to America’s coldest state. However, Alaska Airlines offers broad routes with 17 airline partners, plus some great benefits.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
25
May
Mvelopes Review

Mvelopes is an online envelope budgeting program that can help keep your finances on track. Instead of dealing with a pile of actual envelopes for different funds at home, you can do it all digitally.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
07
May
Is U-Haul Insurance Worth It?

U-Haul gives customers the option of buying auto insurance in case you damage their rental truck while driving it. Figuring out if you need the insurance can be complicated, but it doesn’t cost much so long as you move everything in one day.

Posted in: Insurance,
06
May
Lyft Insurance Requirements

To drive for Lyft, you’ll need a relatively new car, adequate insurance, and a good driving record.

Posted in: Insurance,
01
Mar
How to Dispute a Citibank Credit Card Charge

Occasionally, you might have a Citibank credit card charge you think is a mistake. When that happens, you can file a dispute by beginning a process online or by contacting a Citibank representative over the phone. Be aware, however, that disputed charges are handled differently than fraudulent charges.

Posted in: Credit Cards,
14
Feb
Colorado Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants

When you want to attend school in Colorado, it pays to know what your options are for financing. If you’re wondering what kinds of grants, scholarships, and student loans you can land in Colorado, this article will let you know your choices.

Posted in: Private Student Loans, Student Loans,
30
Jan
SLAP Student Loan Scam

People are eager to believe there’s an easier way to pay off their student loan debts. If you receive an offer of financing from the New Student Loan Assistance Program, don’t automatically assume it is a legitimate company, and make sure to research other alternatives.

Posted in: Student Loans,
17
Jan
How Do Payday Loans Work?

When you’re strapped for cash and you need it in a hurry, you might be considering a payday loan. With payday loans, you’ll receive your money quickly, but you’ll also pay a lot for it. Payday loans have notoriously high interest rates.

Posted in: Personal Loans,