Marianne Hayes

Marianne Hayes is a freelance writer who’s been covering personal finance for nearly a decade. She writes about everything from budgeting and debt repayment to mortgages and student loans (and pretty much everything in between). Marianne has written for CNBC, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Redbook and more.

Articles by Marianne Hayes

What Is an Origination Fee?

Whether it’s a personal loan, mortgage or student loan, borrowing money usually comes at a cost. Besides paying interest, you might be on the hook... read more

74% of Small Business Owners Took On Debt to Offset COVID-19 Financial Losses

Nearly three-quarters of small business owners have taken on debt to make up for financial losses amid the COVID-19 crisis, up 57% from March. And... read more

8 Ways to Make Extra Money

From online teaching to selling your gently used wares on the internet, there are plenty of easy ways to make money fast. It comes down... read more

71% of Americans Say Debt Keeps Them From Donating More to Charity

While nearly two-thirds of Americans have donated to charity over the last year, 71% say that debt keeps them from giving more, according to new... read more

Can I Use a Personal Loan to Improve My Credit Score?

Personal loans provide a lump sum of money that can be used for a variety of purposes — from weathering a financial emergency to consolidating... read more

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