Rebecca Lake

Rebecca Lake is a freelance writer living along the North Carolina coast. Her articles on student loans, investing and credit have appeared on sites like The Huffington Post, Daily Finance and Business Insider. In addition to writing about personal finance, she's also a homeschooling mom of two energetic children. For the latest updates on all things finance and freelance, follow her on Twitter @SeeMomWrite. 

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  1. 401(k)

    401(k) Fees: Are You Still Paying Too Much?

    Learn how your 401(k) fees compare to industry norms and whether you're paying too much.
  2. Retirement

    How to Use an Inheritance to Secure Your Retirement

    Developing a plan for incorporating inherited wealth into your retirement strategy can ensure that you make the most of your ...
  3. Social Security

    Is Your Social Security Check Smaller Than You Thought?

    If you're counting on your Social Security check to cover financial gaps in retirement, you may be in for a shock if your ...
  4. Taxes

    Estimated Taxes Tripping Up More Filers

    If your working as an independent contractor, making sure you cover your bill for estimated taxes is important for avoiding ...
  5. College Costs

    The Best Places to Rent Textbooks Online

    A money-saving option for college students is to rent textbooks instead of buying them. Here are 10 websites where you can ...
  6. High Net Worth Strategy

    Using Hard Money Loans for Real Estate Investments

    A hard money loan may be a faster route to financing than a bank loan. But be sure you understand the possible consequences ...
  7. Career / Compensation

    7 Middle Income Jobs That Pay Over $35,000

    After a period of decline, middle income jobs that pay over $35,000 per year are once again on the rise as the economy continues ...
  8. High Net Worth Strategy

    How Serial Entrepreneurs Are Reshaping Wealth Creation

    Investing wisely is one way to build wealth. But serial entrepreneurs are rethinking the way they build their portfolios. ...
  9. Retirement

    Early Retirement? Consider These 6 Places

    Early retirement can be a reality if you invest wisely and consider a move to a city where your nest egg can go the distance ...
  10. Retirement Savings

    Early Retirement: Strategies to Make Your Wealth Last

    You want more time to pursue your passions without being tied to a time clock. Great! But you need a plan for making your ...
  11. Retirement

    5 Best Places to Retire on $30,000 a Year

    Living comfortably on $30,000 a year in retirement is doable (even in the U.S.) if you scout out places that make it easier ...
  12. Retirement Savings

    How to Plan a $1 Million Retirement on a Minimum-Wage Salary

    A $1 million retirement is a nice round number to shoot for. With the right planning it’s potentially doable, even on a minimum-wage ...
  13. Retirement Savings

    Revamp Your Retirement Plan After Paying Off Student Loans

    Retiring your student debt frees up funds for your retirement plan. Here's how to figure out what to do next.
  14. Retirement

    How to Retire on a Cruise Ship with Less Than $1 Million

    Cruising the high seas permanently in retirement doesn't necessarily require a million-dollar nest egg.
  15. High Net Worth Strategy

    Student Loan Debt: Which States & Schools Cost Most/Least

    Student loan debt affects 43 million Americans. A new report from LendEDU breaks down the most significant borrower trends ...
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