Stephanie Colestock

Contributor

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 Pay off My Credit Card or Car Loan First?

If you have more than one type of debt, deciding where to focus your repayment […]

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Can I Get a Car Loan Without a Down Payment?

Even if you plan to finance your next car, you may still need to make […]

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Vehicle Bookouts: What to Expect When Refinancing Your Car Loan

When buying or refinancing a car, your lender will use a bookout to decide if […]

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When You Should and Shouldn’t Refinance Your Car Loan

Is there ever a right or wrong time to refinance a car loan? Whether you […]

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How (and Why) to Help Your Child Build Credit

Building good credit takes time, so many parents have started helping their kids earlier than […]

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Cosigning an Auto Loan With Your Child: Is It Ever a Good Idea?

Guaranteeing an auto loan as a cosigner may seem simple, but there are a few […]

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Car Maintenance During the Coronavirus Pandemic: How to Tackle Vehicle To-Dos

Addressing car maintenance tasks during the pandemic is a wise move, even if you’re not […]

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How to Disinfect Your Car and Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Properly disinfecting your car is an important part of limiting the spread of viruses, like […]

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Refinancing Your Auto Loan When You’re Self-Employed

It can be a bit tricky to refinance an auto loan when you work for […]

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What You Need To Know About the New Experian Boost

Improving your credit score usually takes years’ worth of effort. With Experian Boost, you can […]

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