November 28, 2016

Private mortgage insurance explained

If you want to be a homeowner, you’ll need a mortgage, you’ll need insurance, and you may even need mortgage insurance – often called PMI, or “private mortgage insurance.” If you need it, you’ll be responsible for paying for it, despite the fact that this type of insurance isn’t in place to protect you; it exists to safeguard your lender.

Learn more about how PMI works by reading my latest CTW Features real estate article here.

November 13, 2016

Welcome to the golden age

If you want bling that really zings, make it gold jewelry, say the experts. Gold is often favored as a jewelry material because of its bright color, high luster, malleability (which allows it to be molded into many shapes and styles), tarnish resistance, and relative rarity. Gold is also timelessly vogue thanks to its classic look, coveted quality throughout history, and romantic allure.

Learn more about why many consumers prefer gold jewelry as well as tips to help make your gold stand the test of time by reading my newest article for The Costco Connection magazine, available here.