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. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Young Professionals: Should You Rent or Buy?

    When you're first starting out in your career, you face a number of decisions. Whether you're ready to purchase a home is ...
  2. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    How Millennials Are Changing the Housing Market

    Defying popular opinion, analysis by Fannie Mae shows the generation that came of age during the Great Recession has started ...
  3. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Financial Tips After Buying Your First Home

    Once the paperwork is signed and the keys are in your hand, take these steps to safeguard your new home.
  4. 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 ...
  5. FA Profession

    DOL's Fiduciary Rule Officially Shelved

    In a June 21st decision, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the DOL's fiduciary rule. The rule has been harshly scrutinized ...
  6. Retirement Savings

    Protect Your Retirement Portfolio From Rising Interest Rates

    Rising interest rates have the potential to impact your retirement portfolio. Here's what helps.
  7. Career / Compensation

    Most Valuable Career Skills of 2018

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

    CDs vs. Bonds: Which Is the Better Investment?

    When choosing between CDs and bonds, investors who seek to maximize their returns but also want a large measure of safety ...
  9. FA Profession

    FA Profession: Accountable for Lack of Diversity

    The FA industry’s failure to make an effort to increase the number of minorities in advisory roles can be attributed to its ...
  10. FA Profession

    Women and the Great Wealth Transfer

    A great wealth transfer is coming, and women may emerge as the biggest beneficiaries. But just 22% of women have a comprehensive ...
  11. Laws & Regulations

    Can the Fiduciary Rule Be Saved?

    The rule has been delayed numerous times, with full implementation now scheduled for June 2019. However, recent federal court ...
  12. 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.
  13. Financial Planning

    Your Annual Financial Planning Checklist

    Heading into the summer, it's time to review your annual financial plan to make sure you've gotten started on the most important ...
  14. Children/Family

    10 Tips to Teach Your Child to Save Money

    These are ten tips to help your children to save money. These tips can help your children develop positive money habits that ...
  15. Tax Deductions / Credits

    Tax Loophole Found for Home-Equity Loan Interest

    Homeowners may still qualify for a tax break on their home-equity loan interest thanks to a loophole in the recent Tax Cuts ...
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