Stephanie Colestock


Stephanie Colestock is a DC-based personal finance writer with an expert focus on credit and lending. With over ten years of industry experience, she is a regular contributor on sites such as Credit Karma, The Balance, Quicken Loans, Dough Roller, Finance Buzz, and more. She enjoys teaching people how to optimize their finances and save themselves money in the process.


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Should I Buy a Car From Shift?

Shift offers haggle-free online shopping for used cars and a 7-day money back guarantee. These […]

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7 Ways to Make Money with Your Car

Your car can earn you extra cash. Here are some of the best gigs to […]

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States With the Best and Worst Interest Rates

A look at the best and worst states for interest rates on auto loans, so […]

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Your Guide to Car Tire Pressure

Maintaining the right pressure in your car’s tires is imperative for both safety and performance. […]

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Having a Baby? Here’s How to Financially Prepare

Having a baby can be quite the financial undertaking. Here’s how to plan for those […]

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How and Why To Combine Finances With Your New Spouse

You share a home and a last name, but do you also need to share […]

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Gift Guide for Car Lovers

Top gift ideas for car lovers (or anyone who drives,) to fit any budget. The […]

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How To Budget for Car Maintenance

Both scheduled and unexpected car maintenance can add up quickly. Here’s how to budget beforehand. […]

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Best Car Seats for Dogs and Why You Need One

Here are some of the best car seats for dogs in 2021, and why you […]

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Cities With the Best and Worst Auto Loan Interest Rates in 2020

Where you live affects interest rates when refinancing your auto loan. When it comes to […]