Rebecca McClay

Rebecca McClay has a master's degree in business journalism. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger, MarketWatch and Bloomberg, among others. She is a daily stocks writer for MTNewswires.

Recent Articles By The Author

Are 529 College Savings Plans Really Worth It?

Are 529 College Savings Plans Really Worth It?

Weigh the pros and cons of tax-exempt college savings programs before investing in a child’s future education.

5 Often-Overlooked Tax Deductions for Self-Employed Workers

5 Often-Overlooked Tax Deductions for Self-Employed Workers

Contract workers and business owners can shave down their tax bill with numerous deductions, from office supplies to retirement fund contributions.

8 Best Credit Cards with 0% APR Offers

8 Best Credit Cards with 0% APR Offers

Credit cards with no-interest introductory periods have significant differences in costs, penalties and rewards.

Here's How to Handle 0% APR Credit Card Offers

Here's How to Handle 0% APR Credit Card Offers

Credit cards offering zero-percent interest for a limited time have pros and cons.

Converting Your Traditional IRA to a Roth: A Balancing Act

Converting Your Traditional IRA to a Roth: A Balancing Act

Here’s what to weigh in deciding whether to shift your 2015 traditional IRA funds to Roth.

Want to Buy a Rental Property? Tread Cautiously

Want to Buy a Rental Property? Tread Cautiously

With record levels of renters and soaring rent rates, investors may be tempted to shore up monthly income with a long-term real estate asset.

5 Media Companies Ripe for Acquisition in 2016

5 Media Companies Ripe for Acquisition in 2016

With valuations of some media companies at near historic lows, mergers and acquisitions could become commonplace in 2016.

10 Highest Rated Christmas Movies of All Time

10 Highest Rated Christmas Movies of All Time

These Christmas movie classics simply will never get old.

Here are 6 Things to Help Make Your Thanksgiving Easier

Here are 6 Things to Help Make Your Thanksgiving Easier

These time-saving kitchen devices will let you spend more time with loved ones.

HP Faces Difficult PC Market -- What Wall Street’s Saying

HP Faces Difficult PC Market -- What Wall Street’s Saying

Analysts expect shares of HP Inc. to remain under pressure amid tougher printing market, while the outlook is a tad brighter for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.