Kara Copple

Contributing Finance Writer

Kara is a freelance writer, specializing in personal and business finance content. She loves taking complex topics and making them easier to understand to help people improve their knowledge on all things finance-related.

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5 Ways to Earn Higher Interest

Points of Interest With traditional banks offering such low interest rates, it’s time to look elsewhere. By shopping around, you can find much be…

When Does Refinancing into a 15-Year Mortgage Make Sense?

Points of Interest As a homeowner, you may have been considering the idea of refinancing recently due to the onslaught of record-low interest rat…

How Does Mortgage Refinancing Work?

Point of Interest If you are considering applying for a mortgage refinance, you first need to know the answers to the following questions: how do…

Top 3 Ways To Refinance Your Home

Point of Interest Refinancing your mortgage can be stressful and it’s important to do it in the right way. Weighing the best ways for how to refi…

What Is PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance)?

If you don't make a 20% down payment, you'll be required to carry private mortgage insurance, or PMI. Although you're the one who must pay monthly premiums for this coverage, it protects the lender, not you.

CD Investing: 5 Tips to Grow your Cash Safely

The savviest savers know how to squeeze every drop of earnings from their certificates of deposit, and this is how they'll do it as interest rates rise over the next several years.

When Not to Refinance Your Mortgage

Here are the potential problems if you've had your home for a long time, plan to move soon or have a prepayment penalty.