Kimberly Goodwin, PhD

Dr. Kimberly Goodwin is currently the Parham Bridges Chair of Real Estate and an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Southern Mississippi. She holds a B.S. in Geophysics from the University of Delaware, a M.B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi, a M.S. in Finance from the George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Alabama. Dr. Goodwin’s research focuses on real estate markets and has been published in some of the top real estate journals. She is also a Co-Editor for the Journal of Housing Research.

Articles by Kimberly Goodwin, PhD:

SoFi Competitors and Alternatives for Student Loan Refinancing

SoFi has many competitors when it comes to student loan refinancing. Some other options include Laurel Road, CommonBond, and LendKey.

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Should You Get Pet Insurance After Adopting a Dog or Cat?

These days, veterinary medicine allows cats and dogs to receive most of the same types of surgeries and procedures available to humans. There are special eye doctors, MRI machines, and cardiac and orthopedic surgeons for pets. Just as these procedures can be expensive for humans, they are expensive for pets. If you are concerned about […]

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First Republic Bank Student Loan Refinance Review

First Republic Bank offers student loan refinancing to borrowers with good credit. Refinancing could help you lower your monthly payments or interest rates.

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Prosper Competitors and Alternatives

Peer-to-peer lending is a relatively new way for consumers to borrow and invest money. These types of lending platforms remove the barrier of the traditional financial institution from the lending process and directly match borrowers with investors. Prosper was the first peer-to-peer lender in the United States. Founded in 2006, Prosper has helped over 800,000 […]

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Can You Take Out a Home Equity Loan on a Paid-Off House?

If your house is paid off and you need access to funding, you might be wondering if a home equity loan is an option for you. First, a home equity loan is a type of loan in which the borrower’s home serves as collateral for the borrowed funds. It is a secured loan that allows borrowers to […]

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Jetty Renters Insurance Review

Jetty is a relatively new company changing the market for rental insurance by providing services that renters need. Both the rates and service could make this a company worth considering if you are in the market for renters insurance.

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Costs & Financing Options for Paving or Repaving Your Driveway

The cost of repaving your driveway could cost you thousands of dollars. If you don’t have the cash on hand, there are several ways to finance the project – but some options can cost more. Personal loans, home equity loans, or a line of credit are among the common options to consider.

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Can I Use a Home Equity Loan to Buy Another House?

For most American homeowners, their home is the single largest asset in their investment portfolio. You can borrow money to purchase real estate at a low interest rate and deduct the mortgage interest on your federal taxes. Real estate is a relatively safe investment since it seldom declines in value, and you get to use […]

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How to Avoid Home Equity Fees and Penalties | Closing Costs to Expect

Whether you have a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit (HELOC), it’s important to know what to expect when it comes to fees and penalties. Some fees you can’t avoid, but other fees you might be able to reduce or avoid altogether. Although a home equity loan gives you a lump sum at closing, […]

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How to Get a Small Home Equity Loan

A home equity loan can be one way to access cash for home improvements, vacation, debt consolidation, or any other financial need you may face. Your home equity loan allows you to borrow against the equity in your home and pay it back over a long period of time with a low interest rate. The application process, however, can be as cumberso

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