Stephanie Colestock

Stephanie Colestock

Stephanie is a DC-based freelance writer, specializing in a range of personal and household finance topics. She has an undergraduate degree from Baylor University and is currently a candidate for CFP certification. You can find her work on sites such as MSN, Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business, Investopedia, Credit Karma, and much more.

Articles by Stephanie Colestock:

18
Mar
Pet Insurance That Doesn’t Increase With Age

Here's a look at why pet insurance premiums increase each year as your pet ages and how to avoid this annual price jump.

Posted in: Pet Insurance,
04
Mar
Possible Finance Review: Mobile Lending for Bad or No Credit

Users with bad credit can borrow up to $500 through Possible, with funding in just minutes. Loans are repaid through eight biweekly payments.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
26
Feb
How to Get Out of Tax Debt

Delinquent taxes are not uncommon, but can be costly for taxpayers. Here's a look at the implications of tax debt and how to get out of it.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
23
Feb
How Long Does an IRS Tax Lien Last?

IRS liens occur when federal tax debts go unpaid. Here's a look at how long liens last, how to remove them, and what to expect from the process.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
11
Feb
How to Get Rid of a Tax Lien

Tax liens result from unpaid back taxes and allow the government to claim your assets. Once filed, a tax lien can make it difficult for you to buy, sell, or refinance your property or use it as collateral.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
10
Feb
What is a Tax Lien?

Federal tax liens are claims made on your assets in response to a delinquent tax bill. These liens can make it difficult to buy or sell property, take out loans, or start a business. They can also eventually turn into levies.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
10
Feb
When to Hire a Tax Attorney

A tax attorney can be an asset whether you're trying to negotiate with the IRS or find tax-advantaged ways to save money.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
23
Dec
How Breed Can Impact Pet Insurance Costs

A pet's breed can make them more susceptible to hereditary conditions and certain health and medical concerns. Thus, pet insurance carriers will usually consider your pet's breed when calculating premiums.

Posted in: Insurance, Pet Insurance,
23
Dec
How Your State Can Impact Pet Insurance Costs

Pet insurance premiums can vary based on several factors, one of which is location. The impact your location has on your premium may be unavoidable, but there are other ways you may be able to lower your premiums.

Posted in: Insurance, Pet Insurance,
23
Dec
Factors That Influence Pet Insurance Costs

Certain factors are considered when a carrier calculates your pet insurance premiums (or coverage cost). Some factors are beyond your control while others can be adjusted to reduce your annual premiums.

Posted in: Insurance, Pet Insurance,