Anna Williams


Anna Williams is an Assistant Editor at LearnVest. She graduated from New York University, where she majored in journalism and Italian. Previously, she has worked with, Harper’s Bazaar, Brides,, Cosmopolitan and The Foreign Policy Association. She lives in Brooklyn and loves to explore the city on foot.

Posts by Anna Williams

Mortgage Insurance Rates Take a Big Dip

The FHA is slashing the cost of mortgage insurance to just .85% of a loan’s value. Why it’s good news for first-time buyers. More

Survey Says: Americans Plan to Sock Away More Money in 2015

A new poll finds that beefing up on savings is a top resolution this year. So why do 1 in 4 say they don’t think they’ll succeed? More

Financial Ball and Chain: Why Many People Think They’ll Carry Debt … Forever

In a new poll, 1 in 5 say they expect to be in the red for the rest of their lives—that’s double the amount from 2013. What gives? More

Calling All Home Buyers! The 3% Down Payment Makes a Comeback

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are loosening mortgage requirements for buyers who meet strict criteria. What you need to know. More

On Impulse: Do Men or Women Spend More on Spontaneous Buys?

In a survey, 75% of adults admit to making unplanned purchases. But how much they’ll shell out varies sharply between the genders. More

Black Friday Boycott: Why People Are Shunning the Sales This Year

Just 40% of Americans plan to make purchases during the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy. A look at why—plus what they’ll spend. More

In Sickness and In Wealth: Why Married Men Bring Home More Money

A report reveals husbands reap some $16K more annually than their single counterparts. Do women enjoy the same “marriage premium”? More

Why the Rich Are Seriously Concerned About the Economy

Survey says: Financial confidence among the wealthy is the lowest since 2009. Why this doesn’t bode well for consumer spending. More

Do Women Build Better Businesses?

A new survey finds female-launched companies reap more revenue than those with men at the helm. Could this key factor explain why? More

Financial Rewind: How Well Did You Manage Your Money in 2014?

A survey finds just 23% of Americans feel ‘proud’ of how they handled their money this year. How will they take action in 2015? More