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Becca Stanek

Contributing Writer

Becca Stanek has worked as an editor and writer in the personal finance space since 2017. She previously served as the managing editor for investing and savings content at LendingTree and an editor at SmartAsset. Prior to that, she was a staff writer at The Week. She's freelanced for publications including SoFi, Forbes, LendingTree, Finance of America Mortgage, and Policygenius while she earns her MFA in creative writing from Queens University in Charlotte. She currently lives in Valatie, New York.

7 tax breaks that could save you money
A tax form illustration
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7 tax breaks that could save you money

How to check — and improve — your credit score
Credit score
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How to check — and improve — your credit score

Buying vs. renting
A home balancing
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Buying vs. renting

All you need to know about 401(k) contributions for 2023
Savings.
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All you need to know about 401(k) contributions for 2023

What will U.S. house prices look like in 2023?
A For Sale sign.
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What will U.S. house prices look like in 2023?

How to save money in 2023
A wallet.
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How to save money in 2023

America's most affordable cities
Harlingen, Texas.
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America's most affordable cities

9 smart end-of-year financial planning tips
A piggy bank.
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9 smart end-of-year financial planning tips

America's most expensive cities
New York City.
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America's most expensive cities

What is a reverse mortgage?
A house and money.
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What is a reverse mortgage?

When will inflation come down?
A crystal ball.
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When will inflation come down?

How to protect your money from inflation
A balloon.
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How to protect your money from inflation

How to choose a mortgage
An open door.
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How to choose a mortgage

Mortgages made simple
A hundred dollar bill.
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Mortgages made simple

How to save money without thinking about it
Money.
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How to save money without thinking about it

11 humiliatingly lame ways 2016 candidates are trying to appeal to young voters
Presidential candidates just don't understand
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11 humiliatingly lame ways 2016 candidates are trying to appeal to young voters

A revolution in farming
A Freight Farms shipping container.
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A revolution in farming

Are electric scooters about to take over your city?
A woman riding an electric scooter.
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Are electric scooters about to take over your city?

The rise of robo-writers
A robot writer.
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The rise of robo-writers

Is the digital economy going to eat grocery stores?
Shopping at Whole Foods.
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Is the digital economy going to eat grocery stores?

Trump's foreign policy adviser allegedly lied about being in the model U.N.
Foreign policy advisor for Trump apparently lied about Model UN participation.
Caught red-handed

Trump's foreign policy adviser allegedly lied about being in the model U.N.

Where does the cloud really live?
Where the cloud lives.
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Where does the cloud really live?

Why the world's top companies have become so reliant on the cloud
Cloud computing in business.
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Why the world's top companies have become so reliant on the cloud

Lindsey Graham: 'My friendship with John McCain is not based on how he votes'
Lindsey Graham.
No hard feelings

Lindsey Graham: 'My friendship with John McCain is not based on how he votes'

Jimmy Kimmel showers John McCain with praise moments after he kills the GOP health-care bill
Jimmy Kimmel.
that's dedication

Jimmy Kimmel showers John McCain with praise moments after he kills the GOP health-care bill

32 million Americans would lose insurance by 2027 under the Graham-Cassidy bill, Brookings estimates
http://latterly.org/newsletter
an analysis

32 million Americans would lose insurance by 2027 under the Graham-Cassidy bill, Brookings estimates

GOP Sen. Susan Collins is 'leaning against' Republicans' latest health-care bill
Susan Collins.
This just in

GOP Sen. Susan Collins is 'leaning against' Republicans' latest health-care bill

Anthony Scaramucci eagerly dishes on who he thinks was the 'most annoying, horrible person in the Oval Office'
Anthony Scaramucci.
the mooch tells all

Anthony Scaramucci eagerly dishes on who he thinks was the 'most annoying, horrible person in the Oval Office'

Even the White House isn't sure what the new GOP health-care bill would do
Sen. Lindsey Graham.
oh good

Even the White House isn't sure what the new GOP health-care bill would do

Poll finds just 24 percent of registered voters approve of Republicans' new health-care bill
Senator Graham, Cassidy, and McConnell.
Uh oh

Poll finds just 24 percent of registered voters approve of Republicans' new health-care bill

Mika Brzezinski reminds Trump he's 'not a child' after he taunts Kim Jong Un on Twitter
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.
act your age

Mika Brzezinski reminds Trump he's 'not a child' after he taunts Kim Jong Un on Twitter

Aaron Hernandez posthumously diagnosed with 'severe' CTE
Aaron Hernandez.
a diagnosis

Aaron Hernandez posthumously diagnosed with 'severe' CTE

Facebook to give Congress political ads bought by Russians
Facebook.
This just in

Facebook to give Congress political ads bought by Russians

Tom Hanks tried to pawn his David S. Pumpkins role off onto Chris Hemsworth
SNL sketch.
near miss

Tom Hanks tried to pawn his David S. Pumpkins role off onto Chris Hemsworth

As many as 276 more children could've been born if Flint's water weren't contaminated, study claims
Newborn baby.
flint water crisis

As many as 276 more children could've been born if Flint's water weren't contaminated, study claims

North Korea compares Trump's U.N. speech to the 'sound of a dog barking'
Kim Jong-Un.
a response

North Korea compares Trump's U.N. speech to the 'sound of a dog barking'