Aly J Yale freelance writer
Homebuying, Mortgages
Texas Christian University


  • Homebuying expert for The Balance
  • Expertise covers real estate, mortgage lending, and other various financial topics
  • Regularly contributes to Forbes, The Mortgage Reports, The Motley Fool, and Fox Business.


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,, The Simple Dollar, and more.


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.