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

    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. ...
  2. College Costs

    Federal Direct Loans: Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized

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

    4 Medicare Open Enrollment Mistakes to Avoid

    Avoid these 4 mistakes during the Medicare Open Enrollment period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7).
  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. 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 ...
  6. Retirement Savings

    3 Ways to Get Better Retirement Returns in the Next 20 Years

    With investment returns projected to decline over the next 20 years, savers may need to tweak their plans to ensure better ...
  7. Financial Planning

    Your Annual Financial Planning Checklist

    As the new year approaches, it's time to review your annual financial plan to make sure you've completed the most important ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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. ...
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