Mary Van Keuren has been covering auto and home insurance for nearly five years, and has published numerous reviews of state-specific insurance trends and how to find the best insurance deals for your money. She earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y. and has been writing professionally, both in print and online, for 30+ years.
As home prices continue to climb, home equity loans and lines of credit are becoming potential sources of extra cash for a growing number of homeowners. But you still need to be very careful when tapping the value of your home.