Barry Nielsen

G. Barry Nielsen is a homeowner with a large household of six children. Nielsen has an MBA from George Mason University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. As a member of the CFA Institute, Nielsen is part of a group made up of of more than 89,000 individual voting members and 134 member societies across the globe that believe in setting a higher standard for the investment profession.

Nielsen has worked for several large mortgage lenders and financial institutions (Freddie Mac, American General, Washington Mutual and Countrywide Home Loans) in mortgage pricing, trading and portfolio management.

Nielsen owns and operates MortgageGraphics, Inc., a web-based mortgage calculator designed to help consumers make educated, risk-based mortgage decisions. MortgageGraphics provides simple but informative illustrations of all types of mortgages and their associated risks and allows consumers to compare and contrast mortgage features and values in tables, graphs and schedules. MortgageGraphics has several specialized reports such as a Mortgage Index Forecast Report, an Adjustable Rate Mortgage Scenario Analysis, and a Payment Option ARM Analysis, all designed to ensure that consumers make informed, risk-based and economical mortgage decisions.

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  1. Options & Futures

    Be Mortgage-Free Faster

    Getting rid of this debt faster has bigger benefits than you might think.
  2. Credit & Loans

    How Mortgage Refinancing Affects Your Net Worth

    Find out how to determine whether refinancing will put you ahead or even more behind.
  3. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation And Bonds

    Get to know the relationships that determine a bond's price and its payout.
  4. Insurance

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Boon Or Boom?

    These two companies are crucial to the mortgage market, but are they ticking timebombs?
  5. Home & Auto

    Why Housing Market Bubbles Pop

    Home price appreciation is not assured. Can you withstand the volatility in this market?
  6. Home & Auto

    Choose Your Monthly Mortgage Payments

    Exotic mortgages allow you to decide how much to pay. Find out how much they really cost.
  7. Home & Auto

    Cut Commissions With "For Sale By Owner" Sales

    It takes a lot more work, but selling your home without a realtor can have benefits.
  8. Home & Auto

    Measuring The Benefits Of Home Ownership

    Price appreciation is the biggest factor, but it's not the only thing to consider.
  9. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Understanding Bond Prices and Yields

    Understanding this relationship can help an investor in any market.
  10. Economics

    How Interest Rates Affect The Housing Market

    Understand how rate changes can affect home prices, and learn how you can keep up.
  11. Professionals

    Microsoft Excel Features For The Financially Literate

    Here are some of Excel's functions and features that a financial professional can use to make his or her job more efficient.
  12. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Find The Right Bond At The Right Time

    Find out which bonds you should be investing in and when you should be buying them.
  13. Bonds & Fixed Income

    How Bond Market Pricing Works

    Learn the basic rules that govern how bond prices are determined.
  14. Options & Futures

    Make A Risk-Based Mortgage Decision

    Find out how to choose which mortgage style is right for you.
  15. Active Trading

    Why You Can't Influence Gas Prices

    Don't believe the water-cooler talk. Big oil companies aren't to blame for high prices.
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