Are Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades Affordable?

October 2, 2015
Are Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades Affordable?

Green homes are not just a trend anymore – energy-efficient upgrades are a great way for current homeowners to invest in their properties and save on utility costs simultaneously. Although green living is responsible, it comes at a price. However, many of these costs can be subsidized through government programs and energy expenditure cuts. Deciding […]

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Is Life Insurance a Good Investment?

September 9, 2015
is life insurance a good investment

Many people are under the mistaken impression that life insurance is too expensive. While some kinds of life insurance can be more expensive than others, there are many different kinds of policies out there such that you can find one to meet your needs. One of the most popular kinds of life insurance is known […]

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Go Portable to Save on These Big-Ticket Household Items

September 3, 2015
Go Portable to Save Money & Hassle on These Big-Ticket Household Items

Are you debating whether to go portable or permanent on your next big household purchase? If you hate the hassle of a complicated setup and hiring additional help and are looking for a bargain without compromising quality, the choice is clear: Buy the portable version. Check out these portable luxury goods that not only meet […]

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Improve Your Credit Before Buying a House

July 10, 2015
Improve Your Credit Before Buying a House

According to, payment history accounts for 35 percent of your credit report score, followed by the amount you owe, the length of your credit history, new credit, and the different types of credit you hold. Your credit score is the key to getting a stable loan with the best interest rate possible. Fortunately, there […]

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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

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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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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