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Sean LaPointe

Sean is a freelance writer and journalist based in London who enjoys writing about personal finance and related subjects. He uses personal experience, empirical finance literature and expert insight to provide actionable tips and info that help readers become more financially literate and make better financial decisions.

5 things to look out for before booking a budget hotel

Here a few signs that should tell you that a budget hotel is not worth taking a chance on. More »

How to negotiate when buying a used car from a dealer

Looking to buy a used car from a dealer? Here are a few tips you can use to get a great deal. More »

4 ways to avoid debt in university

Breaking down how students can avoid debts while in school. More »

7 tips for renovating a house on a budget

Looking to renovate a house on a budget? Here are a few practical tips to help you save costs. More »

3 tips for getting a car loan with no credit history

Looking to get an auto loan but have no credit? Here a few tips that can help you get the loan More »

Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy

Interested in getting a mortgage after declaring bankruptcy? We break down how you can improve your chances of getting one. More »

3 tips for paying off student loans early

If you are someone that would benefit from paying off your loans early, here a few useful tips. More »

Why building an emergency fund is a good idea

Here's a breakdown on why you need to keep an emergency fund. More »

How to obtain a business loan if you have bad credit

Have a bad credit and are wondering how you can still obtain a business loan? We show you how here. More »

When rent to own is right for you

What is a rent to own agreement and when is it right for you? Find the answers here. More »

What is a debt recovery agency and how do I work with one?

Ever wondered what a debt recovery agency is, how they operate and how to work with them? Find out the answers to these questions... More »

Benefits of buying a home vs renting

To buy or to rent? That has been the eternal question. Find out here the benefits of buying a home vs. renting. More »

How to spot a debt collector scam

Debt collector scams are becoming quite common. Here's how you can spot one and protect yourself. More »

How to increase your odds of getting a business loan

Tips on how to set yourself up to increase your odds of getting a business loan as a first time applicant. More »

What to do when you receive a debt collection letter

So you have just received a debt collection letter? Do not panic, instead do this. More »

What to do if you need a divorce lawyer and have no money

Need a divorce lawyer but don't have the money for one? Here are a couple of good options that can help you overcome this... More »

Where do credit reference agencies get their information?

This is how credit reference agencies get the information that appears in your credit report. More »

Should you pay your kids to do chores?

Sean LaPointe explores whether parents should pay kids for household chores. More »

What to do when debt collectors keep calling

Here's what to do when you keep getting those annoying calls from debt collectors. More »

What is a debt relief order?

A simple explanation of what a debt a relief order is, who can apply for one and how much it costs. More »