Laura Woods

Laura Woods is a Los Angeles-based writer specializing in personal finance, higher education, legal matters and marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Robert Morris University.

  1. How Online Banking Evolved Into A Financial Tool
    Personal Finance

    How Online Banking Evolved Into A Financial Tool

    While today’s online banking is filled with amazing innovations, there was once a time when all banking was conducted at an actual financial institution.
  2. 7 Times It Costs More To Pay With A Credit Card
    Credit & Loans

    7 Times It Costs More To Pay With A Credit Card

    Paying with credit cards can cost you more. Some merchants add an extra surcharge or convenience fee onto each transaction.
  3. All Your Questions About Loan Interest Rates
    Credit & Loans

    All Your Questions About Loan Interest Rates

    If you think interest rates don’t really matter -- think again. Interest rates have a huge impact on your finances.
  4. Seven Steps to Become Financially Independent
    Budgeting

    Seven Steps to Become Financially Independent

    With Independence Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to finally set the goal of financial independence for yourself.