Sarah Szczypinski

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Sarah Szczypinski is a journalist specializing in credit repair, student loans, budgeting and other personal finance topics. Her work is featured on MSN, GOBankingRates, The Huffington Post, Lexington Law and, among others. She lives in Seattle with her husband and son.

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Here's how to ensure your name change goes as smoothly as possible.
Will I Lose My Credit History If I Change My Name?
Thousands of people change their names each year, often as a resu... read more

July 8, 2021

Credit 101

will having several accounts affect your credit? The answer to these questions often comes down to personal habits and goals.
Does Having Multiple Credit Cards Hurt or Help My Credit?
Credit cards are a staple of Americans’ wallets. The averag... read more

June 30, 2017

Credit Cards

This quick review can help you figure out if you've got what it takes and, if not, how you can get it.
4 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Rental Property
If you’re obsessed with HGTV, remodeling and regularly use phra... read more

March 17, 2017


Women’s rights have been a national conversation since the age of suffrage — and conversations about equality are extremely prevalent in the news right now.
3 Ways Women Get Shortchanged Financially & What to Do About It
Here’s a mind-bending fact: Women could not get a credit card... read more

January 26, 2017


You may know that plastic in your wallet helps you get the things you need, but what if you aren't using it as well as you could be?
4 Credit Card Features That Can Save You Time & Money
[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no ... read more

December 18, 2016

Credit Card Reviews

Talking about money can be challenging and uncomfortable, but there are a few ways to rise above the awkwardness to help you get the salary you want.
5 Strategies to Help You Get the Salary You Want
Few moments in the career growth process are more satisfying tha... read more

December 4, 2016