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Stephanie Colestock

Stephanie is an experienced personal finance writer with more than a decade of experience as a freelancer.

About Stephanie Colestock

Current Role

Personal finance writer


  • Loans
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate Investing
  • Credit
  • Debt


  • Bachelor's degree from Baylor University

Personal Finance Experience

Stephanie has been a freelance writer since 2012, and has been creating personal finance content since 2015. She began her foray into the financial vertical as the editor-in-chief for a leading personal finance website. When that site was sold, she began freelance writing for authoritative news sites and various blogs.

Stephanie's areas of expertise include loans, insurance, real estate investing, consumer credit and debt, and retirement. She is also a real estate investor and a candidate for the certified financial planner (CFP®) certification.

Latest from Stephanie Colestock

Sell2Rent Home Equity Review

You can pass on the homeownership risk to someone else, but still remain in your home, by selling your property with Sell2Rent.

Valley National Bank Home Equity Review

Valley National Bank is a regional bank offering home equity loans and lines of credit to select customers in certain states.

PNC Home Equity Review

PNC Bank offers one home equity product, the Choice home equity line of credit (HELOC), to access up to 89.9% of your home’s...

Peanut Butter Student Loan Assistance Review

Peanut Butter is an easy-to-use platform for employers who want to offer student loan reimbursement benefits to eligible employees.

SECU Home Equity Review

SECU HELOCs are available to eligible members and offer lines of credit for up to 90% of your primary, secondary, or investment home’s...

Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union Home Equity Review

We reviewed Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU), a Texas-based lender offering home equity loans and...

Bank of the West Home Equity Review

Homeowners in 19 states can use a Bank of the West HELOC to borrow as much as $2 million against their home with...

TD Bank Home Equity Review

TD Bank offers HELOCs and home equity loans of $500,000 and up on primary or secondary properties in 15 states and the District...

Third Federal Home Equity Review

Third Federal offers two home equity-based borrowing options for homeowners looking to take up to $200,000 in equity out of their homes.

Can You Have a HELOC and a Home Equity Loan?

HELOCs and home equity loans are similar but not identical. Homeowners can have both at the same time, as long as they meet...