Taylor Getler is a home and mortgages writer for NerdWallet. Her work has been featured in outlets such as MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, MSN and Nasdaq. Taylor is enthusiastic about financial literacy and helping consumers make smart, informed choices with their money.
- Education: B.S. in marketing from Rowan University
HELOCs: What Homeowners Should Know
So, you may have heard of a HELOC. You may even be considering one as a way to access cash from your home. In this video, NerdWallet's Kate Wood and Taylor Getler break down everything you need to know about HELOCs and reveal whether or not they're a smart money move for homeowners.
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