Aly J. Yale Education: Texas Christian University Location: Houston, Texas Expertise: Homebuying, Mortgages Homebuying expert for The BalanceExpertise covers real estate, mortgage lending, and other various financial topicsRegularly contributes to Forbes, The Mortgage Reports, The Motley Fool, and Fox Business. Experience Aly J. Yale has been a freelance writer and journalist for 10 years. Before working as the homebuying and mortgage expert for The Balance, she served in editorial and production capacities for The Dallas Morning News, NBC, Radio Disney, and PBS. Yale is a frequent contributor to other online media outlets like Forbes, The Motley Fool, CreditCards.com, The Simple Dollar, and more. Education Yale has a bachelor's of science in communication from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, with a double-major in radio, TV, and film, and news-editorial journalism. She was the managing editor of the daily campus newspaper, The Daily Skiff, and the assistant program director of the campus radio station, KTCU. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.