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Tanza Loudenback

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Tanza:

What Are Brokered CDs and Should You Buy One?

Brokered CDs typically come with higher interest rates—but there’s a big catch → Read More

How to Prepare Every Part of Your Life for a Recession

Whatever happens, you’ll be better off if you have a plan → Read More

How Does 401(k) Matching Work?

If your employer offers a 401(k) match, it will put money into your account based on the size of your contributions, giving you more cash to invest for retirement. → Read More

In 9 US states, a divorce could mean losing half of everything you own

Nine US states observe community property law in a divorce, where marital assets are split 50-50. This includes California, Arizona, and Texas. → Read More

What Is a Money Market Account and How to Get the Best Rates?

These hybrid accounts can offer convenience and attractive interest rates → Read More

What the Fed’s Expected Rate Hike Means for Savings Rates, Mortgages and More

How the Federal Reserve’s expected interest rate hike will affect mortgages, high-yield savings accounts, CDs and more. While mortgage rates should go up, bank accounts and certificates of deposit should offer higher APYs. → Read More

What Is a Home Equity Loan and How Does It Work?

If you have enough equity in your home, this can be a low-cost way to pay for a major expense. → Read More

Jackson Hewitt review: A straightforward way to file taxes online or with a pro if you don't qualify for free filing

Jackson Hewitt offers a DIY plan for federal and state tax returns at $49, and a full-service expert option. → Read More

Federal income tax calculator: Estimate your 2022 refund, or how much you owe the IRS, in a few easy steps

Estimate your IRS refund, or how much you owe, and see your effective tax rate using our free federal income tax calculator. → Read More

Most Americans eventually need help with daily living, and long-term care insurance can help cover the cost

Long-term care insurance can help you afford the cost of a caregiver, nursing home, or assisted living facility later in life. → Read More

H&R Block review: An easy way to file taxes yourself or connect with a pro, and get your maximum refund

Taxes can be overwhelming and confusing, even for the well-versed. H&R Block simplifies the process without dumbing it down. → Read More

7 reasons why you should consider meeting with a financial planner

If you have a number of money questions, are self-employed or a freelancer, or want to save for retirement, a financial planner is a smart move. → Read More

Should you lease or buy a car? It all comes down to what kind of car owner you are

When deciding to lease or buy a car, focusing only on the monthly payment can be misleading — you'll need to evaluate your financial priorities too. → Read More

What is a good credit score to buy a car?

The minimum credit score to get a car loan is usually around 660, but you won't qualify for the best rates unless your score is significantly higher. → Read More

Long-term disability insurance offers the most comprehensive income-replacement coverage

Long-term disability insurance can replace your income when short-term coverage from your employer ends and your emergency fund runs out. → Read More

How to shop for a disability insurance policy online

While you may get coverage through your employer for free, most experts recommend also getting a long-term disability insurance policy. → Read More

Master Your Money Bootcamp: Figure out how to protect the wealth you've built

Welcome to the third week of the Master Your Money Bootcamp on sticking to your plan. This week we're talking about how to protect your wealth. → Read More

Master Your Money Bootcamp: Reach out to a professional

Welcome to the fourth week of the Master Your Money Bootcamp. This week we're reviewing our progress and considering whether we need more help. → Read More

Types of insurance you need in your 20s, 30s, and 40s

As you hit certain life milestones, you will begin to need insurance coverage to protect yourself, your family, and your wealth. → Read More

Master Your Money Bootcamp: Set up automatic transfers

Welcome to the second week of the Master Your Money Bootcamp. This week we're setting up a system to make saving effortless. → Read More