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.

Nov. 14, 2017

Pre-Black Friday Sales: BS or a good deal? Why the best 2017 trick to save money is all about timing

Black Friday stress you out? This is how to skip it and get the best deals through early bird — or late — holiday shopping.

Nov. 13, 2017

Christmas & Thanksgiving 2017 Survival Tips: 5 secrets to cheap holiday flights & stress-free travel

Christmas and Thanksgiving are around the corner and it's getting tough to save money on airfare and more. These secrets to cheap holiday travel will eliminate stress and help prevent overspending.
Oct. 10, 2017

Which insurance is worth it? Rental car insurance, health, life, travel, flood, renters, pet & more

What insurance is best to have in 2017? Here's everything you need to know about health insurance and life insurance — plus more optional coverage like travel insurance.
Oct. 9, 2017

Career advice 2017: How to maximize your chance of getting a job before you even interview

You can create a good impression before you walk in the door.
Oct. 6, 2017

3 dangerous myths about your rights at work that could get you fired and destroy your career

You don't have as many rights on the job as you may think you do.
Oct. 4, 2017

How to take anyone to small claims court — and when it’s just not worth it

Do you have a dispute you think could be resolved in small claims court? Find out about the small claims process here.

Sept. 20, 2017

Money tips: What’s your financial “hygiene” score? These 10 questions measure your savvy and safety.

Want to save more money, protect your credit and identity, stress less about work and get richer? Take this quiz to see what you really need to improve.
Sept. 19, 2017

How high does your credit score really need to be?

7 ways good credit can make you richer.
Sept. 18, 2017

How to feel better, happier, more awake and more confident at work — in 10 easy steps

How to feel happy at your job and fight burnout: These work-life hacks will help boost your motivation.
Sept. 12, 2017

The US gender wage gap is narrowing, but women still face higher poverty rates

Here's how the male-female pay gap has changed over time in the United States, according to the latest 2017 census report on income and poverty.
Sept. 12, 2017

Equifax data breach 2017: 3 smart ways to protect your credit and identity right now — and beyond

Equifax data breach got you stressed out? Don't panic. Here's what to do and know if your information was hacked: including the pros and cons of setting up a fraud alert.

Sept. 12, 2017

Should I roll over my 401(k) to an IRA — or my new employer’s retirement plan? What experts say

Rollover 401(k) moves must be undertaken carefully if you are leaving a job. Here's how to choose between your new employer's 401(k), an IRA or Roth IRA and more.
Sept. 11, 2017

How to work legally in the United States if you aren’t a citizen

Hundreds of thousands of immigrants may lose their right to work in the United States. Here's what to know about getting an employment-based visa or permit in 2017.
Sept. 5, 2017

Get medical records for free in 5 easy steps

Can't find old medical records from a doctor or hospital? Here's how to track down your lost files online and in person — without overpaying.
Sept. 2, 2017

Why you should totally unplug from your phone this weekend — and 3 key moves to help you do it

Better work-life balance starts with focusing on your IRL life when you can — and shutting down your most distracting devices.
Aug. 31, 2017

Which credit score is most important? Why you have more than one — and how to raise them all.

FICO, VantageScore, Score 8... oh my! This is how to check your most important credit scores, actually understand if they are good or bad, and raise them.

Aug. 29, 2017

Why shared credit cards can trap victims of domestic abuse

Those combining finances with a partner need to understand the difference between joint credit card accounts and those with authorized users.
Aug. 29, 2017

CEO pay keeps growing faster than worker wages. These 7 charts show why that’s a problem for the US.

7 charts show why the income gap between executives and workers represents a big problem for the United States.
Aug. 28, 2017

This unconscious vocal mistake might hurt you with your job interviewer or boss

Here's how the pitch of your voice can signal dominance and submission — and why it matters.
Aug. 22, 2017

Freelance workers at these gig economy companies get extra perks to help them make more money

Increased competition for independent contractors at places like TaskRabbit and Uber has resulted in better benefits.