Author Profile: Shannon

Shannon

Shannon, Community and Customer Support Manager at ReadyForZero. Shannon McNay is a transplanted Midwesterner living and writing in San Francisco. She enjoys writing about personal finance and many other topics while helping ReadyForZero users pay of their debt.

» Twitter  » Google+ 

Debt Settlement May Not Provide The Relief You’d Expect

Even though we’re an internet company, our phone rings a lot. And one of the most common questions people ask is if we can settle or consolidate their debt for them. The quick answer is that our mission isn’t to do debt consolidation, settlement, or management. Our mission is to help you find a strategy that you can use to…

Can Expectations Deter Your Financial Success?

Do you ever spend money before you have it? Say you have an annual bonus coming and you’ve already calculated how much it’s going to be. So you go ahead and use that money ahead of time, planning to replenish the funds when the check comes. It doesn’t even have to be literal. I know on the rare occasion when…

How to Pay off Your MBA Loans

Though the job market has taken a serious hit in the past few years, young professionals are finding more creative ways than ever to carve out their career paths. This includes taking internships to get their feet in the door, working as freelancers, or taking on side jobs to grow their skills – and even starting their own companies. As…

Obligations, Impulse Spending, & Other Budget Leaks

Isn’t it funny how you can spend months or even years plotting out the perfect budget and then suddenly one wrench is thrown and the whole thing is blown to smithereens? Well, not funny really. Actually, it’s incredibly frustrating. But that’s just how life goes. We plan for our basic needs and maybe even leave room for emergencies and unexpected…

How to Pay Off Your Law School Loans

Back when I was graduating college, I had a lot of ideas about what I would do to earn money, all of which involved going back to school. My real dream was to become a college professor, but the idea of not knowing where I might end up living someday scared me off a bit (a lot). Then I thought…