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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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Abandoned city building
By the age of 16, Nefertari Nelson Williams had moved 20 times. For a decade, from the ages of six to 16, Williams and her mother spent times in residences varying from the relative safety of family members to the instability of local shelters. But she never let it show. And she never let it stop her from eventually owning her own home. Years later, Williams, a writer based in New Jersey, began the search for a new home. During a tour of a three-bedroom, she and her kids immediately knew it...
Older homeowner concern
Non-existent or minimal changes for mortgage interest rates created some stability in the housing market this week. Both fixed rates remained the same. For the week ending on Nov. 21, 2013, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage flatlined at last week’s rate of 4.17 percent. The 15-year FRM remained stable at 3.15 percent this week. The only mortgage interest rate to change was the 5/1 adjustable-rate which increased minimally from 2.76 percent to 2.78 percent. The recent stabilization of mortgage...
Group of students in class
Personal loans can be used for educational purposes ranging from a singular training class fee to common college expenses. Although student loans comprise the majority of educational-based lending, some smaller expenses can be paid for with personal loans. Most federal student loans are disbursed to a borrower’s university or college, but personal loans are given directly to the borrower. This allows the student to use the funds as they please, whether for school supplies, housing, or...
Driver blurry road
The total amount of auto loan debt reached historic highs this fiscal quarter according to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The findings stated that during Q3 2013, total debt for auto loans increased $31 billion, reaching a $845 billion high. Auto loan debt increased nearly as much as student loan debt, which added $33 billion to a total outstanding debt balance of $1.03 trillion. The Fed reported other debt shifts, such as the $4 billion increase in credit card balances and...
Wedding bands and credit card
Money is the main cause of marital conflict, yet so few couples are willing to talk about critical topics before issues arise. Nearly 90 percent of divorces stem from money issues, according to Kimberly Foss, founder and president of Empyrion Wealth Management. The marriage might not dissolve strictly due to financial incompatibility, but it can create any number of problems that lead to an eventual divorce. The importance of having financial conversations before they turn into problems is...
House on stacked money
Mortgage loan interest rates were impacted by several industry factors and continued to increase according to this week’s rate reports. Despite a general upwards trend, over the past few weeks all three mortgage loan interest rates have changed minimally, usually increasing less than 10 basis points per week. Both fixed and adjustable interest rates decreased due to the government shutdown in September, but all three rates have slowly rebounded in the following weeks. For the week ending Nov....

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