91 Reasons I’m Glad I Used Lending Tree

by Ron Haynes

Ninety one dollars per month. That’s how much I saved by using Lending Tree to help me get my home refinanced last year. That was the amount I was spending each month on private mortgage insurance and by using Lending Tree to refinance my home, I was able to eliminate that line item from my mortgage. One key element was that my home had increased in value enough that, combined with my principle reduction, I owed less than 80 percent of my home’s value. If you’re looking for ways to inexpensively increase your home’s value, check out these 9 ways to improve your home for less than $100.

100-dollar-bill What could you do with an extra $1,092 dollars per year? Pay down debt? Save it for your emergency fund? Spend it on a getaway? Buy some new clothes? Maybe  use it to finish your degree? Perhaps use it to invest in an index fund?

That’s what I’m doing with it. I’m using my excess cash to invest in an indexed ETF I purchased through my Scottrade account. The ticker symbol is IYY and I bought it in part because of the recommendations I read in Alan Roth’s book, How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street (fantastic book by the way).

Of course, you don’t have to use Lending Tree, you can also use Quicken Loans. At any rate, getting rid of that private mortgage insurance has been a sweet addition to my bank account.

Try it yourself. Honestly, you’ve got very little to lose by working to improve your home and then checking into a refinance. You may even save more than me!

About the author

Ron Haynes has written 988 articles on The Wisdom Journal.

The founder and editor of The Wisdom Journal in 2007, Ron has worked in banking, distribution, retail, and upper management for companies ranging in size from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from a top MBA program and currently is a Human Resources and Management consultant, helping companies know how employees will behave in varying situations and what motivates them to action, assisting firms in identifying top talent, and coaching managers and employees on how to better communicate and make the workplace MUCH more enjoyable. If you'd like help in these areas, contact Ron using the contact form at the top of this page or at 870-761-7881.