Christy Bieber

Christy Bieber is a full-time personal finance and legal writer with more than a decade of experience writing for the web. She has a JD from UCLA as well as a degree in English, Media and Communications with a Certificate in Business Management from the University of Rochester. In addition to writing for Ascent and The Motley Fool, her work has also been featured regularly on MSN Money, CNBC, USA Today, and many other major outlets. She also ghost writes textbooks, serve as a subject matter expert for online course design, and is a former college instructor.

Recent Posts

Mortgage Rates Are at All-Time Lows. Should You Apply Now?

Posted by Christy Bieber on May 18, 2020 4:55:21 PM

Rates are low, but is now the right time for you to apply for a mortgage? Ask yourself these questions to find out. 

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Topics: Mortgages

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Tapping Emergency Savings

Posted by Christy Bieber on May 14, 2020 6:00:00 AM

The money is there to help you stay out of debt, but you don't want to raid your fund if you don't have to. 

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Topics: Banks

3 Reasons I Don't Worry About a Recession

Posted by Christy Bieber on May 9, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Are you worried about coronavirus causing a 2020 recession? I'm not, and if you follow these tips, you don't have to be either. 

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Topics: Banks, Savings

How Does Your Household Spending Compare With the Average?

Posted by Christy Bieber on May 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Is your spending way above -- or below -- the average? Find out here.

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Topics: Banks

3 Lesser-Known Ways to Get Help Paying Off Your Student Loans

Posted by Christy Bieber on May 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM

There are options beyond Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

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Topics: Student Loans

Before You Put Student Loans Into Forbearance, Consider This Option

Posted by Christy Bieber on May 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Could a different solution help you save money? 

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Topics: Student Loans

Here's What Happened When I Asked My Credit Card Company to Waive My Annual Fee

Posted by Christy Bieber on May 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

I didn't get the answer I expected -- so I persisted. 

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Topics: Credit Cards, Cash Back & Rewards

Report: Gen Xers Are Most Likely to Know Their Credit Scores

Posted by Christy Bieber on Apr 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM

How many members of Gen X are in the dark about their scores compared with other generations? Find out here -- and learn how to check your score if you don't know it. 

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Topics: Credit Cards, 0% APR & Low Interest

3 Surprising Stats About Subprime Consumers

Posted by Christy Bieber on Apr 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Subprime consumers aren't who you think they are.

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Topics: Credit Cards, 0% APR & Low Interest

The Average American Spends Way More on Transportation Than You'd Guess

Posted by Christy Bieber on Apr 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

You may be surprised to find the average American spends close to 20% of their income just on getting around. Here's what you can do to reduce what you spend. 

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Topics: Credit Cards, Cash Back & Rewards