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Jamie Cattanach

Jamie Cattanach

Jamie Cattanach has been writing in the personal finance space since 2015. Her words have appeared at CNBC, The Motley Fool, Insider, Yahoo, HuffPost and many other outlets, and she's written for a variety of fintech companies including Chime, SoFi, LendingTree and Capitalize. She's passionate about making scary-seeming personal finance topics—saving for retirement, buying insurance or improving your credit score, and the like—friendlier and more accessible, and helping readers use money as a tool to live a rich life.

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Unsecured Loan

What Is An Unsecured Loan?

What is an unsecured loan? Loans that don’t require collateral can be used for almost any financial goal. Here’s what to know—and how to use them wisely.

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Yieldstreet Review 2024: Not for Beginners, But A Solid Choice for Accredited Investors

Yieldstreet allows everyday investors to get in on alternative asset classes such as art, real estate, and venture capital—typically the domain of high-net-worth investors.

J.P. Morgan Wealth Management

J.P. Morgan Wealth Management Review 2024

One of the largest banks in the world, JPMorgan Chase offers a suite of investing products including individual brokerage accounts and IRAs.

Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners Insurance: What Is It, How It Works

Homeowners insurance doesn’t have to be confusing. It’s all about knowing what’s covered and even more importantly, what’s usually not. Learn more.

Retirement Calculator

Retirement Calculator: How Much Do You Need?

Not sure how much money you need to retire comfortably? Our retirement calculator makes it easy to figure out.

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Best Financial Advisors 2024

Financial advisors can help get your portfolio set up for success. These are our top picks for a variety of investor types.

Best Cash Advance Apps

Best Cash Advance Apps in May 2024

Cash advance apps can help you access funds from your paycheck days ahead of time. But there are drawbacks to consider, including potentially steep fees.

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How Much Money Should You Have in Savings?

How much you need to save—for retirement, emergencies, your children’s college, a home, and more—depends on your circumstances. Still, there are some helpful guidelines to follow.

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Best Capital One Credit Cards of May 2024

Capital One’s range of credit cards has offerings for travelers, foodies, those on credit-rebuilding journeys, business owners, and everyone in between.

Student Loan Refinance

Best Student Loan Refinance Companies for May 2024

Refinancing student loans could result in a lower interest rate, which could save you money over the term of the loan.

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual Review 2024

Liberty Mutual offers homeowners insurance, auto insurance, life insurance—even pet insurance. Here’s everything you need to know.

457 Plan vs. 403(b) Plan

457 Plan vs. 403(b) Plan: What’s the Difference?

Both 457 plans and 403(b)s are retirement accounts available to public sector employees—but each has its own rules, features, and benefits.

Rocket Money App Review

Rocket Money Review 2024

Expense tracker and budgeting app Rocket Money also offers so much more. Here’s what you get for free, and what’s behind the paywall.

Quicken Review

Quicken Review 2024

Although it’s much more than a budgeting app, Quicken can do that too—and it’s especially powerful for solopreneurs and property managers.

Best Holiday Loans

Best Holiday Loans (& Alternatives)

If you’re in need of some extra cash this Christmas and have exhausted all other options, here are the best holiday loans for 2023.