Aly J. Yale

Aly J Yale freelance writer
 Aly J. Yale is the homebuying expert for The Balance. Also working as a freelance writer and journalist from Houston, Aly's expertise covers real estate, mortgage lending, and other various financial topics. In addition to The Balance, she regularly contributes to Forbes, The Mortgage Reports,, RealClearMarkets, DS News, The MReport, and The Simple Dollar. 


Aly has been a freelance writer and journalist for nearly ten years. Before working with The Balance, she previously served in editorial and production capacities for The Dallas Morning News, NBC, Radio Disney, and PBS. 


Aly has a bachelor's of science in communication from TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, with a double-major in radio-TV-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.

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