Chris

Chris is the personal finance expert in-residence at Lenda. He was a financial planner for over eight years before joining the Lenda team. He is passionate about financial literacy and is an advocate for consumer financial education.

Recent Posts

Mortgage 101, Saving Money

The 5 W’s of Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

February 04, 2016 / Posted by Chris

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Home Improvement, Uncategorized

The Real Reasons Your Refinance Hinges on the Appraisal

February 01, 2016 / Posted by Chris

Ah, you’ve made the decision to refinance your home. You’ve chosen your lender, filled out your loan application, turned in your paperwork, agreed to your loan terms, and you are just waiting on...the appraisal.

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Refinancing 101

I Just Refinanced. Should I Refinance Again?

January 28, 2016 / Posted by Chris

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Saving Money, Personal Finance

4 Ways to Make Your Budget Your Best Friend

January 25, 2016 / Posted by Chris

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Mortgage 101, Refinancing 101, Saving Money

What's Going On with Mortgage Rates Today?

January 21, 2016 / Posted by Chris

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Refinancing 101

Homeowner’s Insurance and Your Refinance: What You Need To Know

January 21, 2016 / Posted by Chris

When you purchased your home, it’s likely you had a real estate agent holding your hand throughout the process - helping you navigate things like home insurance, closing costs, inspections, appraisals and more. But, as you prepare to refinance, you’re likely doing it alone. It’s normal to have questions about these things.

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Personal Finance

4 Things You Can Do Now for a Less Crappy Tax Season

January 18, 2016 / Posted by Chris

If you’re like most Americans, tax season is your favorite time of the year. Well, maybe not. Actually, tax season is probably one of the most dreaded times for Americans. Right after the new year, it’s a combination of waiting for all of your tax documents - W-2’s, 1099’s, filling out forms - and making sure you have enough time to file your taxes before the deadline.

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Mortgage 101, Saving Money, Personal Finance

5 Ways to Step Up Your Financial Game (and Some Bonus Tips)

January 14, 2016 / Posted by Chris

 Whether you’re thinking about a home renovation, want to save for your next vacation or are planning ahead and thinking about the future, stepping up your financial game is never a bad idea. Your overall wealth and financial prowess is directly correlated to so many things in your life, why would you want anything less than a stellar record?

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Refinancing 101

5 Reasons Your Refinance Was Rejected

January 12, 2016 / Posted by Chris

You can decide to refinance your home for many reasons: lowering your interest rate, reducing your monthly mortgage payment amounts, home improvements, or to cash-out some of the equity in the home. But what happens when you’re rejected? And, what steps can you take to get approved the next time around?

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Refinancing 101

How Student Loan Debt Impacts Your Ability to Refinance

December 30, 2015 / Posted by Chris

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