Laura Woods

Laura Woods is a personal finance writer with nearly 10 years of experience covering a variety of topics, such as small business, money management and loans. She holds an MBA from Robert Morris University, and has written for several financial publications, including

Articles by Laura Woods

What Happens to Your Credit Score When You Refinance a Mortgage?

Mortgage refinancing allows you to replace your existing mortgage with a new loan. As a savvy consumer, you might worry about what a mortgage refinance... read more

Avoid Using a Home Equity Loan for These 5 Things

If you need cash, you might be thinking about tapping into your home equity. In some cases, this can be a great alternative to a... read more

How Much It Costs to Build a Deck

If your outdoor space is currently lacking, you might be thinking about adding a deck to your home. Before tackling such a project, you want... read more

How Parents Can Help Their Kids Become Homeowners

Your children fled the nest years ago, but they’re still living under a roof owned by someone else. As a parent, you want your kids... read more

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