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Aly Yale

Aly Yale
Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and journalist from Houston, covering real estate, mortgage and finance topics. Her work can be seen in Forbes, The Balance, The Mortgage Reports, MReport, DS News and The Simple Dollar. She previously served in editorial and production capacities for news organizations such as The Dallas Morning News, NBC, Radio Disney and PBS.
Excel Budget Idea

How to Easily Create a Budget in Excel That Works for You

Here’s some good news: you don’t need an expensive financial advisor or fancy accounting software to be smart with your money! In fact, as...
Saving for Retirement

How to Comfortably Retire with $1 Million

Becoming a millionaire might seem a lofty goal, but shockingly, one out of every six American actually does it. It’s true. According to The State...
Organizing Money

How Many Bank Accounts Should I Have?

Here’s a question many Americans find themselves asking: how many bank accounts should I have? Maybe 5? Maybe 10? How many should a smart,...
$5000 Within Reach

5 Ways to Save a $5,000 Rainy Day Fund in 3 Months

No matter what your income looks like, saving up can be difficult. Most of us are just trying to keep our head above water...
The Benefits of Having Good Credit

The Benefits of Having Good Credit

More and more consumers are finding themselves in the “excellent” or “good” credit categories every year. In fact, the average American FICO score is...
Saving Money on Grocery Shopping

20 Ways to Save on Groceries for Busy Moms

Regardless of how many kids you have (or their ages) one thing’s for certain: feeding a family is expensive, and most of us moms...
Buying a House - Shopping Cart

How to Buy a House with Bad Credit (A Step by Step Guide)

Owning a home is the American Dream, and having less-than-perfect credit — or even downright bad credit, for that matter — doesn’t change that. What...
Turn Debt into Savings

Top 6 Debt Payoff Planner Apps to Help You Tackle Debt

American households have nearly $14 trillion in debt — the nation’s highest levels of household debt in over a decade. But the problem isn’t just...