Kristine Crane

Kristine Crane

Bad Credit Expert

Kristine Crane is a journalist with a background in both financial and health reporting. She has written for the Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report. A graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, she got her start in reporting in Rome, Italy, and later completed an MFA in creative nonfiction writing at Pacific University in Oregon.

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Olive Tree Genealogy — How One Woman’s Passion Has Given Family Historians Free Resources for Researching Their Family Trees

Olive Tree Genealogy — Free Resources for Family Historians

In a Nutshell: While there’s been a boon of genealogy websites with people increasingly digging into their... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 4/13/18

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Laguna Art Museum: Where Residents and Visitors Can Affordably Experience California-Centric Art and Cultural History

Laguna Art Museum: Affordable Experiences with California Art

In a Nutshell: While everyone needs diversions in life, entertainment doesn’t often come cheap. Whether it’s a... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 4/3/18

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Adoption as an Affordable Option: Dumb Friends League Matches Denver Residents with Furry Friends and Helps People Avoid Pet Surrender

Dumb Friends League Helps Denver Residents Avoid Pet Surrender

In a Nutshell: Many people already know animal shelters are a great resource for rescuing pets that need homes and... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 3/27/18

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Empowered Educators: NCEE’s Study of International School Systems Provides Insights to Guide US Thought Leaders to Improve Education

An NCEE Study Provides Insights to Improve the US School System

In a Nutshell: The US has some of the world’s finest institutions of higher learning, attracting students from all... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 3/19/18

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The Institute for Policy Studies’ Next Leaders Program Gives Young Activists the Skills, Training, and Confidence to Make a Difference

The IPS Next Leaders Program Instills Confidence in Young Activists

In a Nutshell: The world needs new leaders, and perhaps the best strategy is to create them from the ground up. The... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 1/29/18

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Amigo’s Award-Winning Guarantor Loans Help UK Residents Get the Financing They Need

Amigo: Award-Winning Guarantor Loans Available to UK Residents

In a Nutshell: For people without much of a credit history, or a history with negative marks, obtaining needed... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 1/10/18

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Prioritizing Sleep Pays Off: Stay Alert at Work by Improving Your Sleep Habits, from Getting the Right Amount of Sleep to the Quality of Your Mattress

Why a Good Night’s Sleep is Crucial for Your Career

In a Nutshell: Despite the crucial role it plays in health and mental benefits, quality sleep is not as highly... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 1/10/18

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Gateway Credit Union is Doing Its Part to Reverse a Trend of High Consumer Debt in Australia by Promoting Financial Literacy Education Among Youth

Gateway CU Aims to Reverse Debt Issues Through Youth Resources

In a Nutshell: Australia has one of the highest levels of consumer debt, in part fed by some of the world’s highest... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 1/8/18

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Thinking Capital Helps Canadian Small Businesses Get and Stay off the Ground with Financing That Goes Beyond Credit Scores

Thinking Capital Helps Canadian Small Businesses Get off the Ground

In a Nutshell: Many Canadian entrepreneurs have already discovered the advantages of small business lending. A... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 1/3/18

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GreenPath Helps More Than 200,000 Americans Get Out of Debt and Achieve Financial Wellness Each Year

GreenPath Helps Americans Clear Debt and Achieve Financial Wellness

In a Nutshell: When you’re facing a serious illness, you don’t try to heal yourself — you seek professional help.... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 12/20/17

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Even a 1% Interest Rate Change Makes a Difference: LowestRates.ca Gives Canadians the Tools and Education to Compare Prices on Financial Products

LowestRates.ca Gives Canadians the Tools to Save on Financial Products

In a Nutshell: Some people may not realize that going online to compare personal finance products, like mortgages... read more »

Kristine Crane

By: Kristine Crane • 12/11/17

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Three Expert Tips to Ease the Financial Burden of Insurance on Families with Young Drivers

Expert Tips for Families to Save on Insurance for Young Drivers

In a Nutshell: Getting a driver’s license as a teenager is a rite of passage for Americans. However, as with any... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 12/8/17

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Young Readers Become Future Leaders: StoryPlace Gives Charlotte-Area Children a Head Start on Crucial Life Skills

StoryPlace Helps Charlotte-Area Children Develop Key Life Skills

In a Nutshell: Studies have shown that children who learn to read at a young age tend to get the types of head... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 12/6/17

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Washington University in St. Louis Researchers Explore a Rising Trend of Employer-Based Employee Financial Wellness Programs

WUSTL Research Examines Financial Wellness Programs for Workers

In a Nutshell: Employee financial wellness programs have grown in popularity since the Great Recession, when many... read more »

Kristine Crane

By: Kristine Crane • 11/28/17

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The James Madison Legacy Project: Training Teachers to Educate Underprivileged Students About Their Rights as Citizens

The James Madison Legacy Project Boosts Education at Schools in Need

In a Nutshell: Well-informed teachers are critical to the success of any education system, but most four-year... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 11/28/17

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Restructuring Nearly $1 Million in Debt Each Day — 4 Pillars Helps Canadians Tackle Debt and Plan for Future Financial Goals

4 Pillars Helps Canadians Tackle Debt and Plan for the Future

In a Nutshell: As in the US, debt is a significant issue for our neighbors north of the border, thanks partly to... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 11/8/17

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Family Caregiver Alliance — 40 Years of Providing Financial Resources, Education, and Guidance to Caregivers of the Ill and Elderly

FCA Helps Families Relieve the Financial Burdens of Caregiving

In a Nutshell: As the US confronts an aging population, the need for caregivers is on the rise. Many caregivers are... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 10/6/17

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TechTerms™ and Slangit™ Provide Free Online Dictionaries to Translate Financial Terminology into a Language Consumers Can Comprehend

TechTerms™ and Slangit™ Translate Financial Jargon for Free

In a Nutshell: Acronyms abound in the contemporary world, from text messaging staples, like BRB and OMG, to more... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 10/3/17

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Giving Back to Communities Through Neighborhood Revitalization: Gate City Bank Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Best Home Improvement Programs

Recognizing Gate City Bank for Its Home Improvement Programs

In a Nutshell: Gate City Bank has built its reputation on the generosity it extends to the communities it serves,... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 9/15/17

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Retiring with Debt: National Bureau of Economic Research Paper Illuminates a Recent Phenomenon in the Aftermath of the Great Recession

NBER Research Shows Older Americans Are Increasingly in Debt

In a Nutshell: Retirement has traditionally been referred to as one’s Golden Years — a time when people can enjoy... read more »

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By: Kristine Crane • 9/14/17

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Take Charge America Puts People on Paths to Climb Out of Debt and Improve Their Financial Well Being

Take Charge America Helps People Climb Out of Debt

In a Nutshell: For more than 30 years, Take Charge America (TCA) has been helping consumers understand and manage... read more »

Kristine Crane

By: Kristine Crane • 3/8/17