Lora Shinn

Lora has been a freelance writer for more than 10 years. She’s covered personal finance, employment and careers for a variety of print and online publications including LendingTree, The Seattle Times and New York Magazine.

Articles by Lora Shinn

7 Ways to Help You Earn an Excellent Credit Score

Having an excellent credit score is like being part of an exclusive club. You have greater access to financial products like loans and credit cards,... read more

Are Bank Loans Your Best Option for Personal Loans?

Personal loans are a flexible financial tool. You can use them to consolidate debt, pay for a trip to the Hawaiian Islands or cover an... read more

Best MPG Minivans: Top Hybrid Minivan and Fuel-Efficient Minivan Options

A minivan may not be the first vehicle you think of when searching for a fuel-efficient vehicle, but many have the same — or better... read more

How Your Credit Score Can Impact You Abroad

If you’re leaving the United States with significant debt, student loans and bankruptcies, you won’t likely run into credit issues abroad. That said, there are... read more

How to Handle Old Credit Card Accounts

Ready to close down old credit cards you don’t use regularly? Not so fast. Many consumers think closing older or unused cards will look good... read more

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