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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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Graduation cap and money
In three short days, the interest rate for subsidized federal student loans will double. American citizens of all ages have protested against the increase, and petitioned for change, but nothing has been approved yet. Many groups have suggested fixes for the loan program, but two of the main proposals focus on either extending the interest rate for two more years, or linking the rates to yearly market values. Both proposals have positive and negative impacts on borrowers and the general...
Payday loan sign against sky
Dana Williams no longer regards payday loans in a negative light. When the 36-year-old travel agent began her journey with payday loans, she experienced financial turmoil repaying her debts and was forced to roll-over the loans. But once she began to understand the short-term credit, she was able to use it to her advantage. Now, 10 payday loans in, she said she approaches them differently. She is now prepared to repay her debts if she ever needs a new loan. For her most recent payday loan, $...
New construction home
Home loan interest rates experienced stronger than average increases this week resulting in multiple percentage point jumps across the board. The extraordinary weekly increases are a blowback of the remarks made by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Fed) last week. Last Wednesday, Fed chief Ben Bernanke predicted that the Fed will likely reduce their bond purchases in late 2013 or early 2014. This announcement impacted the housing industry greatly by causing an upswing in the home loan...
Young married couple
Consumers should not be afraid of marrying someone with large student loan debts as long as the indebted partner is open about their financial past and to future repayment plans. Money is one of the largest causes of relationship problems, but with the proper communication, financial problems can be resolved. If a couple discusses their debts, concerns, and future plans, large student debts should not keep a couple away from marriage. According to a June study by the National Foundation for...
Man concerned house
Forecasts that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Fed) will taper their asset purchases caused a steady increase of mortgage interest rates across the board. All three mortgage interest rates increased by at least 0.1 percentage points for the week ending June 20, 2013. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.02 percent, a significant increase from 3.87 percent reported last week. The 15-year FRM averaged 3.11 percent. Last week that rate was 2.97 percent. The 5/1 adjustable-rate...
Businessman increasing bar graph
Few businesses can expand without sufficient capital, which makes business lenders’ willingness to lend more important in this strengthening economy. In honor of Small Business Week, which runs from June 17 to June 21, loans.org interviewed several experts on the impact of business loans on new or existing organizations. A recent report by nonprofit microlender, Accion Texas, found that businesses without funding face more negative results in the future. According to the study, startups that...

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