Below is just a small sampling of my work for various clients.

The Huffington Post: ITT Tech Closure

John Baughman was pursuing a career in information technology in the Systems and Cybersecurity program at ITT Technical Institute in Boise, ID. With just six…

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Business Insider: This Mistake Keeps You From Becoming Rich

Think about the last time you got a raise or a bonus. It was exciting, right? It was so exciting that I bet you felt…

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USA Today: 6 Vital Things Parents Should Know About Student Loans

About 3.5 million high school students are expected to graduate from high school this spring, and most will go to college. While this a proud…

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Student Loan Hero: How This Couple is Paying Off $600,000 in Student Loans

The average American college student leaves school with $37,172 in student loans. And that’s difficult enough to manage. Can you imagine trying to handle $600,000 worth of…

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Money Magazine: 5 Sites That Will Buy Your Old Phone

The new iPhone 7 is out, and demand for the latest device from Apple is huge. Along with the hype is a sky-high price tag — the…

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Money Under 30: Your Wallet’s Been Stolen—What Should You Do Now?

A stolen wallet might top everyone’s list of everyday nightmares. And it’s scary for good reason: Armed with your driver’s license, credit cards, checkbook, and other information, thieves can…

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Credible: Use the 2+2 Plan and Graduate With Less Debt

One of the best methods to reduce the cost of college is attending a two-year community college and then transferring to a four-year university. This…

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Wise Bread: How to Take One Vacation Day and Save Thousands

We all have a list of financial tasks we keep meaning to get to, but between work, family, everyday obligations, and the need for sleep,…

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Huffington Post: 4 Reasons Betsy DeVos is So Controversial

On Tuesday, the United States Senate narrowly confirmed Betsy DeVos as the new Secretary of Education. Her confirmation comes after a historic, tie-breaking vote made…

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Entrepreneur: Yes, You Can Refinance Your Student Loans When You’re Self-Employed

If you want more freedom and control over your career, self-employment can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor…

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MarketWatch: 5 Surprising Ways to Make Money From Your Home

If you’re a homeowner, chances are housing costs are your largest expense. According to Zillow, the median mortgage payment eats up 20% of households’ income…

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The Penny Hoarder: I Said “Yes” to Selling My Wedding Dress

Weeks after my wedding, I picked up my gown from the cleaners and hung it in the closet of the new apartment I shared with…

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Student Loan Hero: Dept. of Ed. Announces $350 Expansion to PSLF

On May 23, the U.S. Department of Education, led by Betsy DeVos, announced a major change to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Those…

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MarketWatch: 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Lie On Your Taxes

The average tax refund is more than $3,000. When you hear that number and do your taxes, only to find out that your refund is…

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HuffPost: 4 Ways To Buy A Zero-Down Home

Owning a home is part of the American dream. But for many people, coming up with a down payment is an enormous obstacle to buying…

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Realtor.com: 7 Surprisingly Smart Reasons Why I’ll Never Buy a Home

“When are you going to grow up and buy a home?” “You know you’re throwing money away on rent, right?” Continue reading on Realtor.com

Experian: What Is Piggybacking Credit?

Piggybacking credit, also known as becoming an authorized user, is when you are added to another person’s credit card account, with the intention of establishing…

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Earnest: How Student Loan Refinancing Helped This Family Buy a House

Mark Parrett and his wife, Amelia are high achievers. He went to business school to become a financial planner, and she went through medical school…

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FinanceBuzz: 25 Hottest Markets For Rideshare Drivers

This FinanceBuzz study finds that as a rideshare driver, where you drive can have a significant impact on your earnings. [Continue reading at FinanceBuzz.com]

LendingTree: How to Become a Therapeutic Riding Instructor

If you’re looking for a rewarding career that allows you to spend time with horses while helping people, consider a job as a therapeutic riding…

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myBankTracker: How to Buy Disney Stock

The Walt Disney Company is one of the world’s largest and most prominent brands, dominating everything from theme parks to movie screens. If you’re a…

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Healthcare.com: Is Yoga Covered By Your Health Insurance?

Practicing yoga can really improve your overall fitness and health. But class costs can add up to hundreds a month if you attend several times…

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FinanceBuzz: 1 in 3 Americans Putting Off a Financial Decision Until After the Election

When it comes to President Trump’s tenure in office, people are divided on how well they’re doing financially. [Continue reading at FinanceBuzz.com]

Investopedia: Best Student Loan Refinance Companies

In the United States, student loans are a national epidemic. According to Experian, Americans carry $35,359 in student loan debt, on average.1 Student loan interest…

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Credit Karma: 4 Best Peer-to-Peer Lenders for Personal Loans

Whether you want to consolidate high-interest credit card debt or need a small loan to cover an unexpected car repair, you may be more likely…

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MagnifyMoney: A Guide for Novice Investors

You’ve heard this line over and over again: To be smart with your money, you need to both build your savings and invest. The savings…

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Forbes: What To Do If Your Student Loans Are Ineligible For Coronavirus Relief

In recent weeks, unemployment rates have skyrocketed due to the coronavirus outbreak, leaving many student loan borrowers concerned about how to afford their payments. [Continue…

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Wallet Joy: Need Help Paying Rent? Here’s How to Get Rental Assistance

The American Payroll Association reported in 2019 that more than 74% of employees would face financial difficulties if their paycheck was delayed by one week. If…

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Investopedia: Petal Visa Card Review

The Petal Visa card is an excellent starter card for those who have no credit history. Unlike many cards for those with limited credit, it…

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Forbes: What To Do If Your Employer Suspends 401(k) Matching Contributions

Thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, your investment portfolio has most likely taken a hit. But there may be even more retirement related fallout from the…

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