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

Getting a Personal Loan From a Credit Union: What to Know

If you’re in the market for a personal loan to pay for home improvements, a big vacation or debt consolidation, you have options. Traditional banks,... read more

Creating a Plan to Become Debt-Free

Debt in America is on the rise. According to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, household debt has increased every quarter... read more

How Medical Debt Affects Your Credit Score

If you have unpaid medical bills lingering on your credit report, you are not alone. Medical debt affects more than 43 million Americans, according to... read more

How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt can feel overwhelming and demoralizing. Whether you generally have reasonable spending habits and have simply fallen on tough times, or you’ve long... read more

How Much Equity Do You Need for a Reverse Mortgage?

Older adults approaching retirement — or are already retired — may find that much of their net worth isn’t in the bank but in their... read more