Articles by Aja McClanahan

Aja is a writer and blogger based in Chicago who covers topics on personal finance and entrepreneurship. She writes from her experiences with money management and paying off $1 , in debt. Aja has been quoted and/or featured on sites such as Time Money, Kiplinger's, U.S. News & World Report, Market Watch, and more. Education: B.A. in University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Credit Card Fraud Claim Denied: How You Can Still Get Your Money Back Find out what you should do when you file a claim about a fraudulent charge or transaction and your credit card issuer denies the claim. Income Sharing Agreements: Are They Better Than Student Loans? Photo of Aja McClanahan Aja McClanahan Income Sharing Agreements: Are They Better Than Student Loans? As many people suffer under the weight of student loans, there are schools out... Hurricane Insurance: What is Covered & What is Not Covered Photo of Aja McClanahan Aja McClanahan Hurricane Insurance: What is Covered & What is Not Covered If you live on an island or in a coastal area, you might be wondering how to... How to Complete the Home-Buying Procedure After Finding Your Dream Home Now that you've finally come across the house that you want to buy, learn about each step of the long process to acquiring the keys to your new home. How to Get Approved for a Mortgage as a Retiree Without Job Income For retirees who no longer have a job for stable income, learn how to qualify for a mortgage based on assets and other sources of income. Car Insurance Wants to Total My Car: What Are the Options? Photo of Aja McClanahan Aja McClanahan Car Insurance Wants to Total My Car: What Are the Options? When you get into a car accident, you're might be saddened to find out that your... Pension Advance Loans: Why You Should Avoid Them Photo of Aja McClanahan Aja McClanahan Pension Advance Loans: Why You Should Avoid Them Pension advance loans are a type of debt that is collateralized by pension monies... Rewards Checking Accounts: High Interest Rates & Earn Cash Back Our guide on rewards checking accounts look at how they can help you earn high interest rates and cash back without monthly fees (while having amazing perks). How to Manage Estimated Quarterly Taxes as a Freelancer Find out when you are considered a freelancer or self-employed, which means you have to pay estimated quarterly taxes on your income. Learn about the IRS rules regarding any fees, fines, and penalties for missed tax payments. Compare the different options that you have to pay your estimated quarterly taxes. Unoccupied and Vacant Home Insurance: How Much Does It Cost? Photo of Aja McClanahan Aja McClanahan Unoccupied and Vacant Home Insurance: How Much Does It Cost? If you own a piece of residential property that is not currently occupied, you...