Julia Taylor

Personal Finance Contributor

Julia Taylor is a freelance writer based in Nashville, TN. She takes complex business, financial, and technical topics and makes them easy to understand. You can find her work published on a variety of business blogs, including Paychex, Kapitus, Sanford Brown, Fortis Educational Institutes, American University of Antigua and Interest.com. She also earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Tennessee and her MBA from Tennessee Tech University. When she’s not working on her next writing piece, you can find her working in the yard or spending time with her three teenaged children.

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Guide to Student Loans Interest Rates

Point of Interest You have several options for student loans when taking college classes. Student loan interest rates will vary based on loan str…

What is a Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS)?

Point of interest Mortgage backed securities led to one of the largest financial crises in our country’s history, but these real estate-bas…

Personal Finance 101: Here’s Where to Start

Point of Interest Getting started with personal finances isn’t complicated — but you’ll need a solid plan and some key tools to get headed down t…

Interest Rates and How They Work

Interest rates are important for both earning money and financing purchases. These rates determine how much you can earn when saving money and how much it will cost you to borrow money, so it's important to know what yours is before committing to any financial move.

What is a Savings Account and Should I Open One?

Point of interest Savings accounts can help you reach your financial goals and put you in a good place in case of emergencies. They can also help…

3 free ways to pay your mortgage faster

Paying extra on your mortgage can shave years off your home loan and save tens of thousands of dollars in interest charges. Here's how to get all of the benefits of paying off your mortgage more quickly without wasting hundreds of dollars a year on an accelerated payment plan.