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. It can be great to live in the moment, but the actions and decisions you make now can greatly impact your sense of financial security down the road.
    Personal Finance

    How Do Americans Keep Minimizing Their Net Worth?

    It can be great to live in the moment, but the actions and decisions you make now can greatly impact your sense of financial security down the road.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.