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Rebekah Coleman Phone: 909-784-2465

Rebekah Coleman has been a writer for several years. She was the features editor for The Duquesne Duke, a student-written publication for Pittsburgh-based Duquesne University. There she covered topics ranging from political change to weekend entertainment. While writing weekly for the publication, she also received a Bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism and Public Relations.

After graduation, she was hired to maintain the marketing department at a custom manufacturing facility.

She now hopes to show that learning about lending can be resourceful and engaging for every age group.

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Boss watching intern
Internships are an integral part of the collegiate transition from higher education to the work force.  But every experience is not rewarded financially, and sometimes not even academically. The future of unpaid internships could drastically change due to a recent court ruling. Last month, the Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures legal case involving unpaid interns on the set of the movie “Black Swan” was ruled in favor of the interns. The plaintiffs in the case, Alex Footman and Eric Glatt, sued...
Home under construction
All three home loan interest rates decreased over 10 base points this week according to reports provided by loans.org. For the week ending July 18, 2013, loans.org’s interest rate reports show that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.22 percent, a large decrease from 4.41 percent reported last week. The 15-year FRM averaged 3.28 percent. Last week the rate was 3.41 percent. The 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rate averaged 3.21 percent, a decrease from last week’s rate...
Businessman and interest rates
Business lending could become more expensive or restrictive in the future due to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s recent announcement about bond purchases. Last month, the New York Fed announced that by the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 they would likely reduce and then eliminate their monthly bond purchases. Although the reduction will not begin for several months, and relies on the economy acting according to forecasts, the announcement caused mortgage interest rates to...
Stairs leading upwards
Mortgage interest rates increased steadily this week according to rate reports provided by loans.org. Despite last week’s calm pattern, this week, the rates continued their ascent.   The 30-year rate alone increased more than 0.2 percentage points. For the week ending July 11, 2013, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.42 percent, a significant raise from last week’s reported rates of 4.19 percent. Due to the recent upswing in mortgage interest rates, borrowers last year received a...
Cut up credit cards bills
A good portion of consumers ignore their debts. This concept is not only accepted, but is a regular feature of financial blogs and news sites. Default rates are tracked for all types of loans including student, auto, mortgage, and credit card debt among others. Data is compiled each fiscal quarter regarding how many borrowers repay and disregard their debts. A person can pick up and move to another city or another state, but the inherent truths about money and credit follow. Default has become...
Pool and home
Mortgage loan interest rates relaxed this week after a recent surge according to reports provided by loans.org. For the week ending July 3, 2013, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.19 percent. This was a decrease from 4.34 percent seen last week. The 15-year FRM averaged 3.26 percent, a decrease from 3.38 percent reported last week. The 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rate averaged 3.22 percent, a small decrease from last week’s rate of 3.29 percent. All three rates...

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