Meet MoneyRates.com Contributor: Erik Martin


Erik J. Martin joins MoneyRates as a contributor writing about personal loans, real estate, and other personal finance topics.

He is a Chicago area-based freelance writer whose articles have been published by the US Chamber of Commerce, AARP The Magazine, Reader's Digest, The Costco Connection, The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and other publications. He often writes on topics related to real estate, financial services, business, technology, health care and entertainment. He also hosts a podcast and publishes several blogs, including martinspiration.com and cineversegroup.com.

Recent Articles By Erik Martin

Best Banks for Those Who Can't Get a Bank Account

Erik J Martin
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Using cash for all your transactions isn't practical or safe. That's why it's best to get a bank account with a debit card. Problem is, some people can't qualify for an account at many banks. And many can't afford the various fees charged. So what's the best bank account for you? Probably an entry-level online or mobile bank account.

How to Get A Personal Loan to Cover Funeral Costs

Erik J Martin
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When a loved one dies, the grief and loss felt can be hard to process. Adding to your burden is the fact that funeral costs can be pricey. The final expenses involved can add up quickly. Fortunately, there are several options you can pursue to cover these bills. One is a personal loan, which can provide money fast for a sudden event like a needed funeral.