Meet MoneyRates.com Contributor: Linda Vergon


Linda Vergon is senior managing editor for MoneyRates. After 25 years as a court reporter, Linda’s natural talents found the perfect venue for expression editing books and online content.

Eight years into her new career, she has developed a deep passion to help people understand personal finance, eliminate debt, and build for retirement.

Recent Articles By Linda Vergon

10 Best States to Raise a Family in 2020 - MoneyRates' Study Shows New Jersey on Top

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Personal finance resource, MoneyRates.com, just published research examining measurable factors that contribute to -- or detract from -- the environment for raising children in 2020.

LendingPoint Executive Explains Tech's Influence on Loan Industry for MoneyRates.com

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Technology has changed the landscape of many industries. To explore its effect on opening up the personal loan market, MoneyRates.com, a personal finance website, conducted an extensive interview with Raul Tavares, Chief of Staff for LendingPoint (a financial technology company), about the benefits of tech-driven lending.

MoneyRates Details State and Federal Tax-Prep Costs

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Personal finance resource, MoneyRates.com, recently published research into costs for 14 mostly free online tax preparation services, 19 paid subscription preparer services and surveyed professional tax-preparation costs throughout the United States.

MoneyRates Explains How to Reach Both HSA and 401(k) Contribution Limits

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MoneyRates.com recently published analysis and recommendations on how best to fund Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) while also maximizing investment in 401(k) accounts.

MoneyRates Offers How-To Guide on Financing an RV

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MoneyRates Offers How-To Guide on Financing an RV

MoneyRates Shares Financial Survival Guide for Pandemic

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Personal finance resourceMoneyRates.com just published guidance on surviving the financial impact of COVID-19. Taking smart steps today can help many consumers inoculate against money shortfalls. MoneyRates.com experts recommend 10 actions, including: 5 top ways to shield your bank account from coronavirus.

MoneyRates Survey Finds Checking Account Fees at Record High

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Personal finance resource, MoneyRates.com, just released semi-annual survey results on bank fees indicating that consumers face higher costs for maintaining checking accounts than ever before.

MoneyRates Survey Shows Savings Account Rates Suffered Largest Drop Since 2012

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MoneyRates.com released its quarterly survey of America's Best Rates for the last quarter of 2019. The analysis shows that interest rates on all bank deposit products fell for the third consecutive quarter. However, savings account rates, on average, suffered the largest single-quarter drop in the seven-year history of the survey.

MoneyRates.com Answers Americans: How Much Credit-Card Debt is too Much?

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MoneyRates.com released a guide today for Americans drowning in credit-card debt. To answer the question, the new report looks at how debt impacts credit score, net worth, and the ability to get a loan. While Americans currently owe $1.086 trillion on their credit cards, few understand how to optimize their debt to achieve financial goals.

MoneyRates.com Considers Interest Rate Gap: Do Americans Evaluate Banks Correctly?

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Today, MoneyRates.com released its quarterly survey of America's Best Rates for the first quarter of 2020. The analysis shows savings account rates suffered the largest year-over-year decline in the eight-year history of this report. Additionally, money market and CD rates dropped sharply over the past year.