Alanna McCargo is a financial services executive and personal finance writer based in Washington, DC. Her writing provides practical, fact-based information for consumers trying to navigate the complex world of housing and personal finance. Her experience in the financial services industry provides unique perspective and insight with helpful tips. Alanna is a public speaker on hot topics in financial services and the housing market and hosts a blog called ‘Matter of Money’. Alanna is an advocate of financial literacy and education, an active volunteer and a member of the Board of Directors for the Women in Housing & Finance Foundation  – a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing financial literacy, housing policy issues, and education programs for women, children and under-served communities. She also serves on the Habitat for Humanity of DC Advisory Board whose mission is to promote affordable housing options in our Nation’s Capital.

Contact me: alanna@myhomematters.org or follow me on Twitter @myhomematters.

Real Barriers to Homeownership

New entrants to homeownership will need more financial education resources, training and financing programs to help navigate the process and become successful homeowners. First time homebuyers, millennials, new immigrants, minorities, women head of households are all projected to be the demographic types that will drive housing demand in the future. New focus, financial literacy programs, housing programs and credit access methods will be key to successfully serving the new housing market.

“If you get, GIVE. If you learn, TEACH.”

-Maya Angelou
4/4/28 – 5/28/14


Homeownership Advocacy: Affordable Housing Needs Your Voice & Support.

As a volunteer and advocate for Habitat for Humanity and its mission to make homeownership accessible to more families in need, I am sharing the below advocacy letter that everyone can send to their state and local representatives. Homeowners of the...Read More

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