Jane Hodges

Jane Hodges is a Seattle-based business and personal finance writer with more than two decades of experience writing about real estate, mortgages, investing, small business/startups, nonprofits, and careers for publications including The Wall Street Journal, MagnifyMoney, The Seattle Times, and beyond. She is the author of Rent Vs. Own (Chronicle Books), as well as the founder of Mineral School, a nonprofit writing residency program.

Articles by Jane Hodges

Credit Catastrophe? 5 Steps to Help Improve Your Score

A big drop in your credit score can have serious consequences on your life, ranging from reduced access to loans and credit cards to limited... read more

What to Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy

People who can’t pay their debts may consider filing for bankruptcy, a process in which they either formally walk away from some or all debts,... read more

Rhode Island First-Time Homebuyer Programs

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in America, but it still offers a number of incentives and assists for first-time homebuyers. The help includes... read more

Louisiana First-Time Homebuyer Programs

Louisiana offers many programs to help first-time buyers. Together, the programs offer down payment and closing cost assistance, mortgage interest tax credits, a mortgage insurance... read more

Kentucky First-Time Homebuyer Programs

The state of Kentucky has a history of more people leaving than moving to it, but the Bluegrass State is working to reverse the trend.... read more