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Heather Petty

Heather Petty

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Heather Petty is a writer at Finder specializing in banking, investments and insurance. She's a self-proclaimed word nerd who worked as a technical writer and editor for the casino systems industry and is an internationally published young adult mystery author. Heather earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Latest articles by Heather Petty

138 articles written by this author

Life insurance portability vs. conversion

Leaving your job doesn’t have to mean leaving your group life insurance behind.

Heather Petty 27 October 2020
Life insurance portability vs. conversion

Citi Elevate checking review

Earn a competitive rate as long as you open it with the Citi Accelerate Savings account.

Heather Petty 27 October 2020
Citi Elevate checking review

Car insurance for drivers 25 to 40 years old

Take advantage of the lowest minimum coverage rates by earning all the discounts you can.

Heather Petty 23 October 2020
Car insurance for drivers 25 to 40 years old

Third Federal Savings & Loan mortgage review

This lender provides assistance to reduce loan costs, but offers no federally backed loans.

Heather Petty 19 October 2020
Third Federal Savings & Loan mortgage review

TCF Bank mortgage review

It offers several products, but only in seven states — and the minimum credit score for conventional loans is 740.

Heather Petty 16 October 2020
TCF Bank mortgage review

Is credit disability insurance right for me?

Get your loan payments covered when you experience a disability and can’t work, but with limited coverage.

Heather Petty 15 October 2020
Is credit disability insurance right for me?

Nationwide Interest Checking account review

No minimum balance is required, but the APY isn’t competitive with other online banks.

Heather Petty 7 October 2020
Nationwide Interest Checking account review

Primary vs. contingent beneficiaries

Understanding beneficiary roles helps you decide if you need a contingent beneficiary and who receives the payout from your life insurance.

Heather Petty 5 October 2020
Primary vs. contingent beneficiaries

Bankaroo review

A virtual platform that simulates a bank account to help kids learn how to manage their personal finances.

Heather Petty 2 October 2020
Bankaroo review

Axos Bank High Yield Savings account review

Earn 0.81% APY regardless of your account balance, but watch out for overdraft fees.

Heather Petty 2 October 2020
Axos Bank High Yield Savings account review
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