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Maurie Backman, Contributor

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Maurie Backman has been writing about personal finance for years. A firm believer in educating readers without boring them, she aims to produce content that's interesting, engaging, and easy to understand. Sometimes, she'll even make the occasional joke. Maurie started out as a writer for Fool.com and joined The Ascent and Millionacres teams in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and reveling in the fact that her creative writing degree actually amounted to something.

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  • Dec

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    2019

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    2019

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    2019

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    There are pros and cons to buying the most expensive house in a neighborhood.

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    2019

    Here's What the Average American Spent on Home Services Last Year

    The number may surprise you.

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    2019

    5 Things to Do Before Getting a Mortgage

    A few strategic moves in the weeks or months leading up to your mortgage application could increase your chances of getting approved for a home …

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  • Nov

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    2019

    4 Reasons to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

    Have extra money? Here’s why it pays to pay off your mortgage early.

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    2019

    Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

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    2019

    What Is a Mortgage Preapproval Letter?

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    2019

    How Much Money Should You Budget for Home Maintenance?

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    2019

    Why You're Better Off With a Home Equity Line of Credit Than a Home Equity Loan

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