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Reyna Gobel, M.B.A. and M.J., is a personal finance, pets and fitness journalist, author, professional speaker and educator who's been quoted by Money Magazine, Real Simple, and The Washington Post, where Michelle Singletary chose the first and 2nd editions of "CliffsNotes Graduation Debt" and “CliffsNotes Parents’ Guide to Paying for College and Repaying Student Loans” as book of the month. As a speaker and educator on student debt, she’s spoken to over 600 college alumni associations and at college campuses across the country.

Articles by Reyna Gobel

Is Your Checkbook Putting You at Risk for Fraud?

February 20, 2018

Checks may seem like they’re getting obsolete but they’re still a huge part of the U.S. financial system—17.8 billion checks totaling $28.8 trillion were paid out in 2016. As...

What Is Check Fraud?

February 14, 2018

Check fraud occurs when someone steals your actual checks or reproduces them and is then able to cash those checks, pulling money right out of your bank account. Learn...

Private vs Federal Student Loans: Major Differences You Need to Know

December 13, 2017

Considering between a private and a federal student loan? Read this to find out the major differences between them to decide which is right for you.

Should You Use Your Student Loans to Pay Off Credit Cards?

December 12, 2017

Thinking about paying your cards off with your student loans? Here are four questions you need to ask yourself before you do. Read more.

Does Your Child Have a Credit Report?

December 11, 2017

When considering your child’s financial future, have you thought about their credit history? Read to find out what you need to know to keep them protected.

Is Your Pet Hurting Your Credit Score?

December 7, 2017

Your pets are your best friends and are always there for to cheer you up. But, could they be hurting your credit score? Read the full story to find...

Buying a Car as a Gift? Here’s What You Need to Know

December 5, 2017

Buying someone a car seems like the ultimate gift, especially if you’re watching car commercials this time of year. Here's what you need to know.

Good Credit Advice: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

November 28, 2017

If your significant other’s credit rating being less than yours is a sore spot in your relationship, give it a boost by learning from your good credit.

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness: 3 Things You Need to Know

November 27, 2017

Public service employees will get federal student loan forgiveness after ten years of on-time payments. Find out if you qualify and read about the nuances.

Student Loan Defaults: 3 Ways to Recover From or Avoid Default

November 22, 2017

Defaulting on a student loan is one of the most life-altering mistakes you can make. Find out how you can recover from or avoid defaulting.

What DC’s Justice League Can Teach Us About Identity Protection

November 21, 2017

The superheroes from Justice Leauge may be powerful and mighty, but they sure do a bad job at hiding their identities. Find out how you can be better.

Are You Ready to Save for Your Child’s College Education?

November 14, 2017

Starting to save for your child’s education is a complicated decision. We’ll help you figure out how to fit college savings into your budget.