Stacey Bumpus, Contributor

Stacey Bumpus holds both her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Communications. After spending years in corporate communications, she discovered freelancing was really her cup of tea and fell in love with finding and writing about the latest financial news. Now, providing news and tips about banking, mortgages, taxes (and even logging her own efforts to save for retirement), she’s not only fulfilling her lifelong passion, but also helping others manage their finances responsibly.

How to Close Your CD Early Without Paying a Fee

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Certificates of Deposit

The History of U.S. Debt Since Our First Independence Day

How to Avoid Being the Victim of Auto Loan Rip-Offs

Auto Loan Rates Today: First Northern Credit Union at 1.99% APR

3 Alternatives to Owning a Checking Account

How Spending on National Splurge Day Can Actually Save You Money

CD Interest Rates Today: Laclede Family Savings Credit Union at 0.75% APY