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Mandy Sleight

Mandy Sleight

Mandy Sleight has over 15 years of insurance knowledge and expertise in auto, home, life, health, pet, supplemental benefits and other insurance products. She is a sought-after insurance expert, appearing on,,, CNET and other publications. She uses her background and experience working for well-known insurance companies like State Farm and Nationwide Insurance to create engaging and easy-to-understand content to help readers make smarter insurance choices that have a positive effect on their budget and finances.

Articles by Mandy Sleight

mortgage lender

How To Choose A Mortgage Lender?

Finding the best mortgage lender doesn’t have to be difficult. Use these tips to find the best mortgage lender for your unique lending needs.

Hilton Honors Rewards program

A Guide to the Hilton Honors Rewards Program

This Hilton Honors Rewards program guide explains how you can earn and redeem points on hotel stays, airplane tickets, experiences, shopping and more.

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How Long Is a Mortgage Preapproval Good For?

A mortgage preapproval is usually good for up to 90 days. Learn what it’s used for, when you should apply, and how it differs from a prequalification.

second mortgage

What is A Second Mortgage & How Does It Work?

A second mortgage is an additional loan against your home’s equity. Learn the pros and cons of a second mortgage and how it works to decide if it's right for you.

Jumbo Loan

What Is A Jumbo Loan And How Does It Work?

A jumbo loan is a nonconforming mortgage above the Federal Housing Finance Agency maximum. Learn how they work, pros and cons, plus how to qualify.