Rebecca Lake

Personal finance writer and small business expert

Rebecca lives on the North Carolina coast with her two children an assorted collection of pets. In addition to freelance writing, she also authors a blog focused on making and saving money.

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A guide to figuring out what categories you spend the most money on

Use these tips to help you get a grip on your expenses and put your finances on the right track.

Using your rewards points to get ready for summer

As you make your shopping plans, these tips can help you leverage your rewards for a great summer and back-to-school season.

Six financial steps to take when you get into and out of college

Starting your college life — or entering the real world after graduation — is equal parts exciting and intimidating. You might be liv…

Equifax security breach settlement: What does it mean for your business?

Consumers affected by the Equifax security breach of 2017 are poised to benefit from a $425 million settlement agreement reached by the credit bu…

I earned my sign-up bonus: What now?

A credit card sign-up bonus is a one-time prize of a fixed amount of cash, points or miles that you earn from a rewards card. To get one, you cha…

Redeeming cash rewards? Here’s what to do next

Earning cash back with a rewards card is a simple way to put some money back in your wallet. The question is, after you redeem a large amount of…

Need travel insurance for your next trip? Check your credit card first

Travel insurance can make every trip you take, whether for business or pleasure, a smoother ride. But you may not know how to buy insurance for y…

First generation student? Try these five ways to manage college costs

According to a Temple University survey, students whose parents only had a high school diploma or no diploma at all struggled more with financial…