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Jessica Martel

Jessica Martel

Jessica Martel is a professional researcher, freelance writer, and mother of two rambunctious little boys. She specializes in the areas of personal finance, financial literacy, and the psychology of money.

Jessica graduated from the University of Calgary with degrees in Communications and Culture, and Psychology and then went on to pursue her Master of Science degree in Cognitive Research Psychology. Her work has appeared on Investopedia, The Balance, Money Under 30, Seeking Alpha, Scotiabank, and more.

Articles by Jessica Martel

What Is a Balance Transfer and How Does It Work?
Credit Cards

What Is a Balance Transfer and How Does It Work?

Updated on June 9, 2022
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5 Min Read
What is a balance transfer, and should you use a balance transfer as part of your debt repayment plan?
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A Guide to Land Loans
Loans

A Guide to Land Loans

Updated on May 24, 2022
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5 Min Read
Looking for a plot of land to call your own? If you want to purchase land but don’t have immediate plans to build, a land loan might be a good option.
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How to Fix Your Credit Score
Credit Score

How to Fix Your Credit Score

Updated on May 24, 2022
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6 Min Read
If you’re trying to repair your credit score, there are several strategies you can use to improve it. Here are six helpful tips to help you fix your credit.
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What is a Bad Credit Score?
Credit Score

What is a Bad Credit Score?

Updated on May 22, 2022
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5 Min Read
A bad credit score can make it difficult to open a credit card, get a car loan, or buy a house. Find out what a bad credit score is and how you can fix it.
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Fixed-Rate vs. Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (ARM): What’s the Difference?
Mortgages

Fixed-Rate vs. Adjustable-Rate Mortgages (ARM): What’s the Difference?

Updated on March 13, 2022
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4 Min Read
What’s the difference between a fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) and how do you choose which one is right for you? Keep reading to find out.
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