Marianne Hayes

Marianne Hayes is a freelance writer who’s been covering personal finance for nearly a decade. She writes about everything from budgeting and debt repayment to mortgages and student loans (and pretty much everything in between). Marianne has written for CNBC, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Redbook and more.

Articles by Marianne Hayes

What is a Credit Freeze and How Is It Done?

Identity theft is at an all-time high in the U.S., claiming 16.7 million people last year, according to Javelin Strategy & Research — that’s an... read more

Mortgages: It’s NOT all about the monthly payment

If you’re in the market for a home and actively comparing offers, you’re off to the right start. Those who shop around tend to snag... read more

Denied Credit for Your Home Loan: What’s Next?

Let’s start with some good news. Across the board, the denial rate for home loans has been declining for a solid decade. According to the... read more

Using a Home Equity Loan to Finance Your Start-Up

If you’re an entrepreneur who’s just at the starting line of launching a new business, financing is no doubt at top of your mind. How... read more

Buying a New Home vs. a Pre-Owned Home

Today’s housing market is a challenging one for homebuyers. Supply is limited, interest rates are on the rise and competition is high. Be that as... read more