Danika Miller

Personal Finance Reporter

Danika Miller is a personal finance reporter at The Simple Dollar who specializes in banking, savings, budgeting, home insurance, and auto insurance. Her reporting has also been featured at CreditCards.com, Reviews.com, and elsewhere.

The Best Renters Insurance for 2021

Renters insurance is so affordable, not having it is a huge financial risk. While your landlord’s home insurance may cover damages to the structu…

70% of Working Americans Need a Pay Increase This Year

Annual salary increases in 2021 are more vital than ever after a year of volatile economy and job market changes. A new The Simple Dollar survey…

Small Businesses Can Now Apply for the Third Round of PPP Loans

The latest government stimulus package, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, passed at the end of December, includes a third round of Paych…

What You Can Learn from Wall Street’s “Money Hackers”

If the many Hollywood sensationalizations are any indicator, the finance world is dramatic — especially the Wall Street world. In Daniel P. Simon…

Compare Best Mortgage Rates for January 2021

Buying a home is typically a long term investment. When you buy a home, you generally have several decades to pay off the loan. In fact, while th…

The Best Student Loans of January 2021

Figuring out how to pay for college can be overwhelming. From federal loans to private lenders, here's what you need to know to find the best student loans.

Would Your Home Insurance Cover the Grinch Stealing Christmas?

2020 has been a hard year for many, and there are certainly many reasons to not feel the Christmas spirit — it may have born a few extra Grinchs…

Here’s What You’ll Get from the $900 Billion Stimulus Package

Congress has finally passed a second stimulus package to combat the massive COVID-19 economic impact. The $900 billion package covers stimulus ch…

3 Reasons It Might Be Better to Rent in 2021

As mortgage rates continue to fall, buying power is increasing in the U.S. Despite a lower number of homes for sale compared to previous years, m…

Follow These 2 Financial Strategies for a Better 2021

Can this holiday season save nine months of pandemic hardship? Well, maybe if you have a financial strategy. Thrivent’s Holiday and 2021 Outlook…

Santa Should Make At Least $300,000 A Year and Here’s Why

If you’re looking for a lucrative seasonal gig this December, mall Santa’s can earn up to $75 per hour. Though the actual Santa Claus job isn’t u…

Best Auto Loans of January 2021

Compare the best auto loans of 2021, learn what you need to know about how to get the best auto loans and more.