Contributing Writer, Via
Articles by Kathleen Pender
What is a Notary and When do You Need One?
Before you hire a notary, use these tips to find the right service and the right provider.
Don’t Believe These 10 Money Myths
Is buying a home always better than renting?
10 Common Retirement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Prepare for retirement and get the most out of your benefits and accounts with these expert tips.
How to Detect and Prevent Real Estate Fraud
Both buyers and renters should be aware of these common scams.
How to Sell Your Car Online
It’s a seller’s market and companies are vying for your used car.
Should You Buy or Lease a Car?
The pandemic brings new considerations on car financing.
5 Things to Know About 2021 Taxes Before You File
Many popular pandemic-related tax breaks changed last year.
What You Should Know Before Clicking 'Buy Now, Pay Later'
Is it safe to use installment plans when shopping?
Key Tips to Protect Against Identity Theft in College
From financial aid and loan applications to using public Wi-Fi, here's how students can protect their identity.
How to Keep Your Credit Card Safe at the Gas Pump
The next time you pull into a gas station, think twice about how you pay for fuel.
How to Get Preapproved for a Mortgage
These simple steps will help you through the process of getting a preapproval letter from a lender.
Are You Really Covered by Your Insurance?
Ask your agent about these common insurance gaps.
Unemployment Fraud Could Trigger an Unexpected Tax Bill
Here’s how to report the identity theft and correct your taxes so you only pay for income you actually received.
How to Protect Your Tax Refund from Thieves
Take steps to prevent—and recover from—tax-related identity theft.
Credit Score 101: Everything You Need to Know
Learn how to check your credit score, what it impacts, and what’s a good score.