Aly Yale

Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and journalist from Houston, specializing in mortgage, real estate, and personal finance topics. Her work has been published in Forbes, The Balance, Bankrate, The Simple Dollar, and more. Connect with her on Twitter.

Articles by Aly Yale:

10
Dec
First Time Homebuyer Programs in Maryland

There are a number of first-time home buyer programs in Maryland that can help offset the costs of buying a house. Maryland also offers down payment and closing cost assistance for potential new homeowners.

Posted in: Mortgages,
Tags: ptype_state,
09
Dec
How to Write a Financial Aid Appeal Letter

If you've been denied financial aid—or offered far less than you think you're eligible for—you can submit a financial aid appeal letter to have your eligibility reconsidered. Here's how.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Learn More, Student Loans,
09
Dec
Wagmo Review 2019: Pet Wellness Plans

Wagmo is an alternative to traditional pet insurance, offering preventative pet wellness plans. These plans cover vaccines, heartworm medicine, and in some cases, even grooming and dental care.

Posted in: Pet Insurance,
Tags: ptype_review,
09
Dec
SoFi vs. Laurel Road (Formerly DRB) Student Loan Refinancing Comparison

Both Laurel Road and SoFi offer student loan refinancing products, but each lender has different restrictions and perks. There are certain scenarios when one lender may work better than the other, so be sure to study up before refinancing your loans.

Posted in: Student Loans,
Tags: ptype_comparison,
25
Nov
How to Get Tiny Home Financing: 6 Loan Options to Consider

Tiny homes can save you a lot of money on housing and property costs—but financing one isn’t as straightforward as a traditional mortgage. You’ll have to explore alternatives, including personal loans, RV loans, and home equity loans.

Posted in: Personal Loans,
Tags: ptype_cornersecond,
22
Nov
First-Time Home Buyer Programs in Virginia

Virginia first-time home buyers have access to state and federal programs that can make buying a house more affordable. Down payment- and closing cost-assistance grants can also help get you into your first home.

Posted in: Mortgages,
Tags: ptype_state,
11
Nov
ARM vs. Fixed-Rate Mortgage: What’s the Difference & Which Is Right for You?

When it comes to ARM vs fixed-rate mortgages, each home loan type has pros and cons. The right choice depends on your finances, as well as your goals as a homeowner.

Posted in: Mortgages,
Tags: sharing,
22
Oct
Chase Mortgage Review 2019

Chase Bank offers a variety of mortgage loan programs for both home buying and refinancing a home loan. Some loans require zero down payment for qualifying applicants.

Posted in: Mortgages,
Tags: Personal Loan Review, ptype_review,
15
Oct
What is a USDA Loan? How They Work & Eligibility Information

USDA home loans can be a great option if you want to buy a house in a rural part of the United States. With low rates, no down payment, and the option to finance your closing costs, they can lower your home buying expenses considerably.

Posted in: Learn More, Mortgages,
09
Oct
Alliant Credit Union Mortgage Review

Alliant Credit Union offers low- and zero-down payment mortgage loans, as well as loans for first-time home buyers. The organization’s cash-back program also offers up to $13,000 in rebates.

Posted in: Mortgages,
Tags: loan review, ptype_review,