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Nadia Ahmad CEPF®

Personal Finance Expert

Nadia Ahmad is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF®) and a member of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW). Her interest in taxes and grammar makes writing about personal finance a perfect fit! Nadia has spent ten years working as a seasonal income tax assistant, researching federal, state and local tax code and assisting in preparing tax returns. Nadia has a degree in English and American Literature from New York University and has served as an instructor/facilitator for a variety of writing workshops in the NYC area.

Posts by Nadia Ahmad CEPF®:

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Feb 25, 2020

Affording home payments is a struggle many homeowners face, especially in a large city with high living costs. Questions of budgeting and saving come into play, as well as how much additional debt – from the likes of car loans and credit card bills – a homeowner can comfortably afford. To budget housing costs appropriately, it’s important to understand what your financial picture as a homeowner could look like from month to month. That’s why SmartAsset decided to examine how much you’d need to make in order to afford home payments in different cities across the country. Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Feb 13, 2020

Taking out a mortgage is a big decision, especially if it’s for a secondary property. You’ll have to take into account factors like property taxes, timely mortgage payments and other housing costs. However, if you’re ready for another investment, you might find yourself wondering where to look next. That’s why SmartAsset uncovered the most popular markets in the country for mortgages on secondary properties. Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Feb 12, 2020

Pew Research Center found that in 2017 more U.S. households were headed by renters than at any point since 1965. Considering the fact that rent is a major expense for many people – more than half of household income in some of the country’s largest cities – workers might find themselves clocking extra hours to pay their landlords and build their savings. Of course, it can take more work hours to cover rental costs in some cities compared to others. Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Jan 30, 2020

If you’re thinking about investing in a beach town property – whether to rent out or use as a vacation home for yourself – you might quickly realize that not every city by the ocean may be the right… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Jan 14, 2020

In 2018, young adults with at least a bachelor’s degree had an impressive employment rate of 86%, compared to just 72% for their counterparts with a mere high school diploma. After all, a higher… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Jan 08, 2020

It’s difficult to pursue your passions and manage your various commitments given the time that they require, especially if they are not directly linked to your job. In an ideal world, though, you… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Dec 16, 2019

As we head into the new year, many of us are taking stock of what we accomplished in the past year and considering what goals we’d like to set for the coming one. Establishing a more consistent… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Dec 12, 2019

According to the National Beer Wholesalers Association, in 2018, approximately 82% of all beer in the U.S. was domestically produced. While that may indicate that beer is widely available across the… Read more

by Nadia Ahmad CEPF® Dec 05, 2019

Boomtowns, characterized by prosperity and robust development, are often desirable places to put down roots and take out a mortgage. Economic growth provides employment opportunities and draws new… Read more