Michael Rand

Personal Finance Contributor

Michael Rand is a business and personal finance writer based in Beverly, Massachusetts. He holds a master’s degree in writing from Salem State University and spent years producing content for financial services clients as an agency writer. His work has been featured in publications like Interest.com, The Simple Dollar, and Monetize.info.

Most Recent

Survival Guide for Young Adults Back Home During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the professional and educational lives of a broad range of young people — and that’s especially true for…

Guide to Online Banking for Active Duty Military and Veterans

United States military service members often have unique banking needs that set them apart from the civilian population. Active service members m…

Financial Assistance for DACA Recipients Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Implemented in 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) has given approximately 800,000 people legal work status and tempo…

10 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

Buying your first home may be the biggest and most impactful financial decision in your lifetime. Before you buy, use these tips to avoid the mos…

Staying One Step Ahead of Financial Scams During a Pandemic

Pandemics put a massive strain on the resources of consumers, leaving many vulnerable to scams that promise support in making ends meet. By looking out for common scammer tactics, you can protect both your health and finances and get through any outbreak in one piece.

How to Find a Good Realtor

Buying a new home is one of the most significant  — and largest — transactions you’ll ever make, especially if you’re buying a home for the…

Best 10-Year Mortgage Rates

If you’re considering taking out a mortgage, it’s important to decide how long you want to take to repay the loan. By far, the most popular type…