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Sarah Li Cain

Sarah Li Cain

Sarah was originally an elementary school teacher, working in countries such as Australia, China and South Korea. It was during this time she honed her teaching skills and the ability to break down complex topics into digestible bite-sized pieces. In Sarah's experience, consumers can start their path onto financial wellness by using the right tools and a supportive community. Through her experience learning about the banking, insurance, real estate, mortgage and credit industry, she became passionate - just like in her teaching career - to break down complicated jargon in a way that anyone can understand.

Articles by Sarah Li Cain

10 Passive Income Ideas for 2023

Looking for other ways to earn money without working more. Learn about 10 passive income ideas you can start today.

Cash to Close: Definition, Calculation and Tips to Prepare Early

Do you know what you need to pay when you close on a home? Read on to learn exactly what cash to close is and to estimate how much you’ll need when buying a house.

Which Credit Score Do Mortgage Lenders Use?

Looking to take out a mortgage? It’s important to find out what credit scores mortgage lenders use so you can put your best financial foot forward.

What is an Appraisal Contingency?

Buying a home? Learn what an appraisal contingency is when it comes time to draft a purchase offer with your real estate agent.

First-time Home Buyer Grants & Programs

Buying your first home and wondering how to afford it? Learn about what first-time home buyer grants and programs you may qualify for to make your new home more affordable.