About Me:Jon Reed has spent more than a decade making a living by asking other people questions. As an editor at NextAdvisor (which is owned by the same parent company as CNET), he finds answers to questions about personal finance, with a focus on housing and home loans. Before joining NextAdvisor he worked as a statehouse reporter in Columbus, Ohio, and as a reporter in Birmingham, Alabama. When not asking people about money, he can usually be found half asleep trying to read a long history book while surrounded by cats.
Jon Reed is a contributor to CNET and is not an employee of CNET.