Stephanie Colestock

Stephanie Colestock is a DC-based writer who specializes in creating finance-related content for a variety of audiences. She particularly enjoys helping families get out of debt, plan for their futures, and make the most of the money they have. Her work can be found on sites such as MSN, Investopedia, Credit Karma, and Dough Roller.

Articles by Stephanie Colestock

How to Refinance a Second Mortgage

A second mortgage is an additional home loan that takes priority after the initial, “first” mortgage you borrowed to buy your home. If you need... read more

Debt Restructuring: What It Is and How It Works

If you’re drowning in a sea of debt, you’ve probably wondered how you can get your head back above water. One possible solution is debt... read more

How Soon Can You Apply for Credit After Closing?

If you recently purchased a home and are thinking about signing up for a credit card, you may be asking how soon can you apply... read more

What Happens to Your Mortgage When You Die?

If you still have a mortgage loan on your home upon your death, your heirs will inherit both your house and its mortgage. Understanding what... read more

Understanding the HUD-1 Settlement Statement

When taking out certain home equity lines of credit (HELOC), reverse mortgages, or mortgages on manufactured homes that aren’t attached to real estate, the Department... read more