How Much Money Do You Need in Savings When Applying for a Mortgage?

You know you need enough money to cover your down payment and closing costs when buying a home. But did you also know that most lenders want to see even more dollars stowed away in your checking or saving accounts before approving you for a mortgage? It’s true: Lenders want to know that you have… Continue reading How Much Money Do You Need in Savings When Applying for a Mortgage?

How Student Loan Debt Can Derail Your Future

Mike Meru thought he was making a good investment when he borrowed $600,000 to train as an orthodontist. But at age 37, he now owes $1 million — and despite making regular payments, he owes more every single month. In 25 years, his debt will total $2 million. While seven-figure student debts are still not… Continue reading How Student Loan Debt Can Derail Your Future