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You’ll Need These Documents to Apply for a Mortgage

Before a mortgage lender can finance your home purchase, you’ll need to show your lender that you’ll be able to afford to make your monthly mortgage payments. As a borrower, you need to be ready to show documentation to back...

How the Price of Bacon Could Affect Your Mortgage Interest Rate

In today’s globally interconnected economy, nothing happens in a vacuum. Each piece of the economic puzzle ties in with the rest of the world’s economy, sometimes in surprising ways. Mortgage interest rates are set by lenders, based on lenders’ understanding...

Why do Mortgage Rates Fluctuate?

Mortgage interest rates are set by mortgage lenders. The higher the interest rate, the more money the mortgage lender makes for loaning a mortgage borrower the funds she needs to buy a home. Rates change daily, sometimes hourly (which is...

What Is a Rate Lock?

Mortgage interest rates fluctuate daily, sometimes even from hour to hour. Market factors can send rates up one day and then back down the next. There’s no sure-fire way to know when rates will change – though there are plenty...

Do you Understand Your Monthly Mortgage Bill?

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t read your monthly mortgage statement too carefully. Perhaps you double-check the statement from your mortgage lender for the exact dollar amount due when it’s time to write out the check for your...

How to Stop Money Shaming Yourself

This story originally appeared on Make Change, an online magazine exploring where money and mission meet.  If I were to name the dominant emotion I feel around my money woes, it would have to be shame. I’ve run the gamut through...

Investing 101: Why It’s Easier Than You Think

This article is brought to you by our friends at Stash. Stash is a mobile app that breaks down complicated financial language and makes it easier to start investing. In 2 minutes, with just $5, you can become an investor today. We all...

The Importance of Picking the Right Banking Relationship

At first thought, picking a bank might not seem like a big deal. All banks are the same, right? Actually, not really. I think part of the problem is that we’ve gotten fairly used to banks not offering us much....

How To Buy A Home While Paying Student Loan Debt

This post is by Credible.com, a marketplace where borrowers can see personalized rates from multiple, vetted lenders who offer student loan refinancing. With rents rising in hot job markets around the country, many millennials who are paying down student loan debt...

How to Use Credit Responsibly

This post is by MyBankTracker. MyBankTracker compares banks and financial products to help you find the best financial products for your lifestyle. I’ve been writing about debt for a long time – almost five years, in fact. That, mixed with...