Christy Rakoczy
Christy Rakoczy

Christy Rakoczy is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and the University of Rochester. She is a full-time writer based in Florida and Pennsylvania.

April 28, 2017

Phony charges on your credit card? Here's how to get your money back.

You can get reimbursed for fraudulent transactions on your credit and ATM cards — so long as you take these important steps.

April 28, 2017

These are the banks with the highest customer satisfaction

JD Power chose the best banks across the country based on customer satisfaction.
April 27, 2017

Here's how much your time is really worth

Use this guide to calculate the true financial value of your time.
April 26, 2017

How to protect yourself from dangerous products

How can you determine if the products you are using are safe? Find out about recall information here.
April 25, 2017

This is the trick to saving money by complaining — and actually getting your way

Making a complaint can save big bucks. These 5 steps help you do it right, so you don't feel bad about raising a stink.
April 21, 2017

How to tell your boss their idea is bad — without getting fired

Saying "that's a terrible idea" isn't going to fly at the office. Here's how to give constructive criticism without alienating anyone.

April 21, 2017

5 credit card mistakes you're making... without even realizing it

Being smart about using your credit cards can help you reap real financial rewards.
April 19, 2017

Your guide to hiring an attorney for any legal problem

Whatever you do, don't Google the word "lawyer" to find a good attorney.
April 18, 2017

These 7 resume mistakes are killing your chances of getting hired

Are you making resume errors that cost you opportunities? Find out about top foibles to avoid.
April 17, 2017

These are the 10 highest-paid athletes in the world

How much money do the highest-paid athletes in the world make? Find the top 10 earners here.
April 14, 2017

Here are your rights if a debt collector harasses you about unpaid taxes

Worried about IRS debt collectors calling you about late taxes? Here are your rights.

April 12, 2017

These top-rated tax programs take the pain out of doing your taxes

Which tax filing program should you use? Here's a guide to some of the top options.
April 11, 2017

United lost millions in value as video of a booted passenger went viral

Stock prices initially held for United Airlines, but took a dip Tuesday after video of a passenger "re-accommodation" went viral.
April 11, 2017

5 crucial things to know about your rights as a freelancer or contract worker

You might be surprised about what protections you have as an independent contractor.
April 10, 2017

This is when you have to pay taxes on your tax refund

Do you have to pay taxes on your tax refund? Find out the answer to this question here.
April 10, 2017

What to do if you missed the 2017 tax filing deadline

What happens if you missed the tax filing deadline? It's not too late to send in your return.

April 7, 2017

30 things to know about money before you turn 30

How financially literate are you? This is important knowledge to pick up before you leave your 20s.
April 7, 2017

Messed up your taxes? Here's how to amend your tax return.

Making a mistake on your tax return isn't the end of the world. Just follow these steps to make things right with Uncle Sam.
April 6, 2017

5 personal money numbers everyone should know

Do you know these important financial numbers showing your financial fitness? Find out how to create your money report card.
April 5, 2017

Debt can literally make you sick

How does debt affect your health? Find out what studies show about the impact of debt and stress.