Articles by Rebecca Lake

Rebecca is a writer for MyBankTracker.com. She is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF) and an expert in consumer banking products, saving and money psychology. She has contributed to numerous online outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, and more. Education: B.A. in Political Science and Government from University of South Carolina; MS. in Criminal Justice and Corrections from Charles Southern University.

Watch Out for These Pitfalls When Making Large Cash Deposits Learn the rules of depositing large amounts of cash into the bank and avoid the fees involved with these deposits. Apple Card Review 2024: Should You Apply? Photo of Rebecca Lake Rebecca Lake Apple Card Review 2024: Should You Apply? You might be a big consumer of Apple products and services — a reason that you'd... Why a Health Savings Account Is Important for 20-Somethings Photo of Rebecca Lake Rebecca Lake Why a Health Savings Account Is Important for 20-Somethings Flickr |... 5 Steps You Must Take to Start Saving for Retirement In Your 30s Your 20s are a prime time to start saving for retirement but if you are already in your 30s, there is still time to build a financial cushion for the future. How Personal Loans Differ From Payday Loans Learn the differences between personal loans and payday loans to help you choose which one is better for you. Paying Off Student Loans vs. Investing: What To Consider Photo of Rebecca Lake Rebecca Lake Paying Off Student Loans vs. Investing: What To Consider Flickr | Between crippling student loan debt and slim prospects on the job front,... Retirement for Millennials: What You're Doing Right (And Wrong) Photo of Rebecca Lake Rebecca Lake Retirement for Millennials: What You're Doing Right (And Wrong) Retirement for millennials means something much different than it does for older... 4 Retirement Myths Millennials Can't Afford to Believe Believing certain retirement myths can seriously delay your savings and if you‘re still in your 20s, there's no time like the present to get started. 5 Costly Last-Minute Tax Mistakes to Avoid There's not much time left to file your tax return and if you're rushing to get it done, you want to be careful to avoid making these last minute tax mistakes. How to Compare IRA Accounts vs. IRA CDs Photo of Rebecca Lake Rebecca Lake How to Compare IRA Accounts vs. IRA CDs IRAs come in two basic flavors: traditional and Roth but you also have a third option...