Emily Long

Emily Long is a personal finance writer who reports on topics ranging from personal and home loans to tax prep and travel rewards. Her work has appeared on Wirecutter, NBC News, and MagnifyMoney, among others.

Articles by Emily Long

What Are Your Obligations When Cosigning a Loan?

A cosigner is responsible for the loan if the primary borrower does not pay back what he or she owes. Cosigning a loan can really... read more

Is There Such Thing as an Easy Loan?

There are a few types of loans that are easy to qualify for — they don’t require a credit check, for example. This may make... read more

What Happens to My Credit Score If I Get a New Social Security Number?

If you’ve applied for a credit card or loan, filled out a rental application or tax forms, or had internet services installed at your home,... read more

Why You Need to Start Building Credit in Your 20s

Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews, statements or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone An important step toward financial well-being... read more

4 Ways to Manage Credit Card Debt When You’re Unemployed

Unemployment — whether you’ve been laid off, are having difficulty transitioning to a new career, or aren’t able to work due to another hardship —... read more