Rebecca Lake

Experience

Rebecca Lake is a financial journalist reporting on personal finance, investing and small business. Her work has appeared online at U.S. News and World Report, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance, The Balance and Fox Business.

Education

Rebecca received her Bachelors from the University of South Carolina and her Masters from Charleston Southern University.

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  1. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Now You Can Freeze Your Credit File for Free

    To steal your credit, identity thieves need access to your credit report. A new federal law makes it free to freeze your ...
  2. 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. ...
  3. Financial Planning

    Your Annual Financial Planning Checklist

    Heading into the fall, it's time to review your annual financial plan to make sure you're making progress on the most important ...
  4. Banking

    What Is the Difference Between a Cashier’s Check and a Money Order?

    Money orders and cashier’s checks can be a convenient way to pay someone or to receive money, but each has its advantages ...
  5. Banking

    Certified Check vs. Cashier’s Check: Which Is Safer

    Cashier's checks and certified checks are both official bank-issued payments that offer more security than personal checks, ...
  6. College Costs

    Federal Direct Loans: Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized

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

    The Dangers of Putting Your 401(k) on Autopilot

    While target-date funds can be attractive for hands-off investors, it's still important to keep an eye on the allocation ...
  8. Retirement Savings

    How to Become a Retirement Super Saver

    Accelerating your retirement savings may mean trimming other areas of your financial life.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
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