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.

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3 ways your consumer rights are under attack in 2017

Your right to sue a company or person that harms you is under attack. Find out about three proposed laws that could change your rights.

July 25, 2017

7 unconscious mistakes that make you waste money on food

Save money by becoming more self aware; stop sabotaging your food budget, and get back on track.
July 25, 2017

7 slick moves to save big bucks on back-to-school costs

Planning to spend hundreds on back-to-school costs? Follow these simple tips and tricks to keep more money in your pocket.
July 24, 2017

5 simple steps to find the best job for your personality

Standard career advice doesn't always show you how to find your dream job — especially if you are not sure what would fit you best. Here's how to figure out what career you'll love most.
July 20, 2017

Here’s how much childcare really costs in 2017

Child care can cost more than $30,000 a year, according to a new survey. And many families spend 20% of their income to foot the bill.
July 19, 2017

Don't get screwed when your favorite business goes bankrupt

Get a refund you deserve: If you paid a deposit to a company that went out of business — and left you hanging — here's how to get your money back.

July 17, 2017

3 secrets to keeping your brain sharp after age 20

Certain types of intelligence and cognitive function actually peak well before you turn 30! Here are some research-approved method to keep your brain sharp as you age.
July 17, 2017

Lost your ID? How to replace your most important documents and identification

How to replace a missing birth certificate, driver's license, state ID, passport or Social Security card — and what to do if you lose them all!
July 14, 2017

Can you legally break a lease agreement? 

Want to break an apartment lease agreement? Here's what to know about leaving your apartment — without hurting your credit score or having your landlord take you to small claims court.
July 13, 2017

This is the best way to find a great doctor

Find a doctor nearby who is in-network and provides great, affordable healthcare.
July 11, 2017

Ripped off by your bank or credit card company? This is how to fight back.

The CFPB's new rule allows you to fight back if you've been cheated by a financial institution. Learn more here.

July 10, 2017

5 brain hacks to feel and project more positivity

How can you be more positive at work? Follow these five steps to avoid the trap of negativity and feel happier on the job.
July 10, 2017

10 clever gadgets that will save you time and money

The best tools and technology are easy to use, reduce stress — and more than pay for themselves in the long run.
July 5, 2017

Here's why DeVry students are getting $49 million in refunds

The FTC is sending refunds to DeVry students the government says were defrauded by the for-profit school.
July 5, 2017

Don't procrastinate on this one essential money move

How can you talk to your aging parents about their finances? Follow these tips to have the conversation — which needs to happen sooner, rather than later.
July 3, 2017

5 great grocery apps to save you time and money while food shopping

What are the best grocery apps to save you time and money? Find out here how you can spend less and save time on grocery shopping.

June 30, 2017

The 10 best industries for networking your way to a new job

Networking advice will get you only so far in certain industries, according to a new LinkedIn survey. But in other fields, getting a job is all about personal connections.
June 28, 2017

How to save an easy $10 every single day

Saving just $10 a day amounts to thousands of extra dollars you can put toward important financial goals at the end of the year.
June 27, 2017

Owed money from a class action settlement? How to find out — and get your cash.

Owed a payout from a company because of a class-action lawsuit? Here are 5 things to know about getting the cash you deserve.
June 22, 2017

7 unconscious mistakes that are ruining your job hunt

Sometimes the best career advice is to get out of your own way — and pay better attention to the unconscious mistakes you're making while communicating.