Author Profile: Claire

Claire

Claire, Content Intern at ReadyForZero. Claire is a Bay Area native with an affinity for travel and food who enjoys writing about personal finance, budgeting, and many other topics.

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Topics We’re Talking About: Shaking Up Your Money Motivators

Hello readers and welcome to Friday! Today I’ll be talking about the financial wisdom a squash can impart – for the third consecutive week! Just kidding. I cut myself off from squash related anecdotes. I think two a pretty appropriate limit to set. So what’s up on deck today? Why’s there a photo of a dreamy beach? How can I…

Topics We’re Talking About: Choosing Quality

Prepare yourself. I’m about to talk about squash. Again. Just last week, I went on a semi-controlled rant about the prevalence of pumpkin product marketing and what that might mean for your budget. The conclusion: it’s not great. This week, I’m using squash to make another point. Overkill? Perhaps. But tis’ in season. Up next: acorn squash. Why? Because I’m…

Does Your Net Worth Matter?

Had you asked me what my net worth was a few years ago I’d have answered with my checking account balance. I had no clue anything other than the number on my paycheck should be factored into my financial worth. Once I obtained student loans and my first credit card, well… more numbers came into play and I soon realized…

How to Find the Best Student Loan Consolidation Rates

Student loan consolidation isn’t a one size fits all kind of deal. This, I discovered when I first started looking into the options out there (and trust me, you’ll see there are a lot of options). What I quickly learned was that as with any other type of loan, consolidation terms change depending on the company and if/how you match…

Is Student Loan Consolidation a Good Idea?

As a holder of student loan debt myself, my interest is always piqued when I see an opportunity to ease the burden of student loan debt. That being said, I’ll be the first to admit that I was a bit skeptical when I first heard about student loan consolidation. My reaction upon first learning about student loan consolidation roller coastered…

MoneyBuzz Ep. 003: The Stolen Computer Incident

Listen here! This is a cautionary story about a computer. But it’s also not a cautionary story about a computer. When you listen to the entire audio of the episode, you’ll see why. As an isolated incident, it can be distilled to the span of a single sentence, “I was working on my personal computer at a coffee shop when…

How to Refinance Student Loans

As the total debt owed in student loans continues to skyrocket to a gargantuan high, student loan refinancing is becoming an increasingly popular option for graduates. In the Bay Area alone, a number of institutions have sprung up to help graduates refinance their student loans into a single, (usually) lower interest loan. The result? Greater potential for graduates with high…

Topics We’re Talking About: Banishing Scary Costs

Hello happy people! It’s Friday and this week – in honor of Halloween – we’re talking about frightening costs. More specifically, how to budget for and avoid them. PS boo! I have to admit, I had a lot fun with this post. My mind splashed around in a pool of Halloween puns and references. I scoured the web for creative,…