Michele Lerner

Michele Lerner is a personal finance writer and editor with more than two decades of experience covering mortgages, real estate, insurance, student loans, credit card debt and money management. She has written for numerous finance publications including The Motley Fool, Bankrate, MagnifyMoney, ValuePenguin, GetRichSlowly, Insurance.com and HSH.com as well as general consumer publications such as The Washington Post, the Boston Globe and USA Today.

Articles by Michele Lerner

How to Remove Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

When home prices are high, saving money for a large down payment can be tough and stretch your budget. Private mortgage insurance (PMI) offers a... read more

Home Loan Options for Teachers: Where to Find Help

Teachers are among the most admired professionals in the country, but their pay lags other professions — and that can make it difficult to buy... read more

Alabama Debt Relief: Your Guide to State Laws and Managing Debt

For those struggling with debt in Alabama, you certainly aren’t alone. Alabama is the nation’s sixth-poorest state, with a median household income of just over... read more

Maryland Debt Relief: Your Guide to State Laws and Managing Debt

The state of Maryland, known for its blue crabs, historic Annapolis, the Baltimore Ravens football team and more than 7,700 miles of shoreline on the... read more

Reverse Mortgage vs Cash-out Refinance

If you have equity in your home, you have options when you run into a cash crunch. That’s especially true once you reach the age... read more

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