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Lauren Hughes

Lauren Hughes is a personal finance writer who enjoys helping people understand complex financial topics in an easy-to-understand style that empowers her readers to take action. Lauren has over a decade of experience as a paralegal and a background in technical writing for procedure and customer service manuals.

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Is Renting a Waste Of Money? (You’ll Be Surprised)

Published 09/29/2022 by Lauren Hughes

Renting is often seen as a waste of money, but owning a home is not the best choice for everyone. Though you can build equity through your home and renovate at your own desire, buying a house comes with a big upfront cost. While renting the same place for years may cost more than buying a home, you can also use renting as a way to save up for a new home.

How to Opt Out of an HOA Community

Published 06/21/2022 by Lauren Hughes

If you purchased a house within a homeowners’ association, you may be able to opt out of the community. However, this may be a long and expensive process with an HOA attorney, so make sure this is the route you want to take.