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Katherine Muniz

Savings and Budget Expert

Katherine Muniz writes on a variety of personal finance topics for SmartAsset. She is an expert on topics including the economy, saving money and travel. Katherine's work can be seen on websites including Business Insider, Investopedia and MyBankTracker.

Posts by Katherine Muniz:

by Katherine Muniz May 27, 2020

The Obama administration announced on April 10th its projection that the Federal Housing Administration will require a $943-million bailout at the end of the year. The money will be used to cover estimated future losses on defaulting mortgage loans insured by the FHA during the Great Recession.  The FHA has never taken a taxpayer bailout in its 79-year history. Read more

by Katherine Muniz Feb 24, 2016

There is some debate on which factors determine what makes the best mass transit, and which cities deserve the title. So we picked the cities that offered the best walkability, towns where a car is about as necessary as a pager, and cities with the overall best mass transit systems. Quality is based on how expansive the transit system is, how many riders use it, and how convenient it is for customers. The answers may surprise you. Read more

by Katherine Muniz Jun 27, 2017

What exactly does “best” mean when it comes to traveling? Well to us, best means optimal. It means figuring out what’s easiest for the traveler, the most wallet-friendly and the most convenient. With that in mind, we looked for the best times and ways to travel, for you and your budget. Read more

by Katherine Muniz May 27, 2020

The Obama administration announced on April 10th its projection that the Federal Housing Administration will require a $943-million bailout at the end of the year. The money will be used to cover… Read more

by Katherine Muniz Feb 24, 2016

There is some debate on which factors determine what makes the best mass transit, and which cities deserve the title. So we picked the cities that offered the best walkability, towns where a car is… Read more

by Katherine Muniz Jun 27, 2017

What exactly does “best” mean when it comes to traveling? Well to us, best means optimal. It means figuring out what’s easiest for the traveler, the most wallet-friendly and the most convenient. With… Read more