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. Children/Family

    How New Tax Changes Promote 529 Investments

    The latest round of tax reform has triggered new interest in the benefits of 529 savings plans.
  2. Retirement Savings

    How to Retire a Millionaire Without a 401(k)

    Can you retire as a millionaire without a 401(k) plan? It may not be easy, but it isn't impossible if you know where to invest ...
  3. Taxes

    9 Ways the New Tax Law Affects Millennials

    The new tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, includes some important changes for Millennials.
  4. Financial Planning

    Your Annual Financial Planning Checklist

    At the start of a new year, it's time to review your annual financial plan to make sure you've completed the most important ...
  5. Budgeting & Savings

    Prepaid 'Credit' Cards: Convenience at a Cost

    These cards offer convenience and security, but are they worth it?
  6. Real Estate

    Rebuilding after Disaster: Sign an 'Assignment of Benefits' Contract?

    Assignment of benefits contracts may be pushing your homeowners' insurance premiums higher.
  7. College Costs

    Coverdell Education Savings Account Tutorial

    This comprehensive guide goes through what a Coverdell Education Savings Plan is and how to set one up, contribute to it ...
  8. Senior Care

    Understanding Medicare Part D Risks

    The biggest Medicare Part D risk is not having the right plan to cover the prescription drugs you need. And there are others. ...
  9. Estate Planning

    Thanksgiving Is a Good Time to Talk Turkey About Estate Planning

    Thanksgiving may be a prime opportunity for parents and children to discuss estate planning.
  10. Company Insights

    Top Retail Stocks to Watch on Black Friday

    One or more of these seven retail stocks may be a solid buying choice for investors.
  11. Company Insights

    The Best Black Friday Deals

    The best Black Friday deals are already being advertised, with shoppers poised to score serious savings.
  12. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    How to Read a Consumer Credit Report

    Learning how to read your consumer credit report is vital, as it includes important information about your credit history. ...
  13. College Costs

    Federal Direct Loans: Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized

    The Federal Direct Loan Program is designed to help make paying for college more affordable.
  14. Retirement Savings

    4 Medicare Open Enrollment Mistakes to Avoid

    Avoid these 4 mistakes during the Medicare Open Enrollment period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7).
  15. Career / Compensation

    Most Valuable Career Skills of 2017

    Having the right career skills can make you more competitive and successful, whatever your job or field. Here are those most ...
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