Jim Akin

Jim Akin

Jim Akin is a freelance writer based in Connecticut, with more than a decade of experience writing about personal credit. His areas of interest and expertise include credit reports, credit scores, and tips for improving personal credit.

Articles by Jim Akin

What Roof Financing Options Are Available?

The notion of “saving for a rainy day” really hits home when it’s time to replace a leaky roof. If your household emergency fund can’t... read more

Should You Get a Home Equity Loan for a Pool?

When you take out a home equity loan for pool financing, you’re essentially taking out a second mortgage. This is a fixed-rate installment loan secured... read more

Understanding a High-Balance vs. Jumbo Loan

If you plan to finance a house with a significantly higher market value than other homes in your area, a high-balance loan or a jumbo... read more

4 Personal Loans for Non-U.S. Citizens

Non-citizens living and working in the U.S. face their share of challenges, including access to financial tools like personal loans. But some lenders are willing... read more