Mortgage, Home Buying, Savings and Retirement Expert
Nina Semczuk is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance® (CEPF®) and a member of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. She helps makes personal finance accessible. Nina started her path toward financial literacy at fourteen after filling out her first W-4 and earning her first paycheck. Since then, she's navigated the world of mortgages, VA loans, Roth IRAs and the tax consequences of changing states or countries at least once a year. Nina specializes in mortgage, savings and retirement education. Nina is a graduate of Boston University and served as an officer in the military for five years. Find her work on The Muse, Business Insider, Fast Company, Forbes and around the web.
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Buying a foreclosed home is one way potential homeowners can save a bit of money — a foreclosed home is likely to be selling for cheaper than other homes on the market, so you may be able to get a good deal and keep your mortgage payments generally low. While there are a few things you should know about buying a foreclosed home, for the most part the process is very similar to buying any other property. For help on working a foreclosure purchase into your budget and other financial questions, consider working with a financial advisor. Read more
A mortgage broker is a third party who helps potential homebuyers get the best possible rate when securing a loan to buy a home. Instead of going to each lender for a rate quote yourself, a mortgage broker does the legwork for you. Brokers generally receive compensation from the lender you end up working with or from fees you pay. If you decide to go with a particular mortgage broker, always be sure to calculate your prospective mortgage costs to have a full understanding of what it could run you. For help with home buying and other financial issues, consider working with a financial advisor. Read more
When you’re counting down to retirement, it’s easy to get caught up in fantasies of your future work-free life. Maybe it’s RV trips to Florida, days on the golf course or quality time spent with family. Whatever your dream retirement looks like, you can be sure you’ll need money to fund it. Unfortunately, if you’re like most Americans, you don’t have nearly enough saved for retirement. But you can help change that with a few key fixes. Read on to find out how with these five easy tips. Read more
President Trump signed sweeping tax legislation in 2017 that capped property taxes and other state and local taxes (SALT) deductions at $10,000. This change went into effect in January 2018, which… Read more
Whether you’re buying a house for yourself or as an investment, one factor to consider is the long-term value of the home. Housing market growth is a way to determine if you’ll get a return for your… Read more