Author: Rochel Maday

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A guide to lender-paid mortgage insurance

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Homebuyers have a variety of conventional mortgages to choose from. The element most have in common is private mortgage insurance—usually required when the down payment is less …

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How are student loans disbursed?

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A college education almost always costs more than families initially think it will, when everything is accounted for, so most students take out loans. The loan …

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How to make FAFSA corrections

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Vaunting more than 100 required questions, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can vex future college students and their families. As with any lengthy …

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Can you put an offer on a house that is contingent?

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After months of searching, you’ve found it: your dream home. There’s just one problem. It’s marked as contingent. Can you still make an offer on a …