Personal Finance

How Living at Home During College Saves You Money

May 20, 2015
Living at Home

Trying to save as much money on college as possible? One of the easiest ways to do college on the cheap is commute while continuing to live at home. I know, this doesn’t sound particularly fun. College is supposed to be about leaving your parents (and possibly friends) behind, becoming independent, and making important discoveries […]

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Is 2015 the Year You Should Buy a Home?

May 15, 2015
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Mortgage Banking for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The great recession technically ended in June 2009, but many Americans are still feeling long lasting effects. Some of those are good, such as the low interest rates that we have been able to […]

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Is an Online Degree Worth It?

May 13, 2015
Is an online degree worth it?

If you attended college from fall 1970 until spring 1974 (a typical 4 year span), you could have graduated with an undergrad degree from a public university and have spent a total of about $6,500. Add in the costs of room and board, and that number is closer to $10,500 (in current dollars). Fast forward […]

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Great Ways to Keep Your Kids Occupied This Summer

May 11, 2015
Keep Kids Occupied at Home

School is out in one month in some areas of the country. For parents, their children’s elation at a two month reprieve from homework quickly turns to “We’re bored.” Even more worrisome is how many kids will quickly spend their summer months in front of TVs or gaming systems. Sometimes you don’t want to go […]

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5 Tips for Attracting Renters to a Home

May 8, 2015
Rent

You have a home to rent – and so do hundreds of other landlords in your area. Some property owners erroneously assume that in today’s high-priced rental market, they can list unkempt rentals and still secure tenants year after year. However, savvy lessees tend to do their research, and move on when presented with outdated […]

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3 Ways to be Smart and Savvy With Your Tax Refund

May 6, 2015
Tax Refund

If you find yourself frequently living paycheck to paycheck, the thought of filing your taxes comes with either fear or relief; fear if you owe money and relief if you’re getting even the smallest refund. Though getting a refund is nice, many taxpayers don’t plan how to make the best use of extra funds, and […]

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Money Savvy People Make Mistakes Too

May 4, 2015
Money Savvy people Make Mistakes Too

If you are reading this, then you are likely more financially savvy than 90% of your peers. Considering that the average person spends about an hour per year learning about finances, knowing just a little of the information can go a long way. But money knowledge doesn’t mean you are going to avoid every mistake […]

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