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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5 Tips for Attracting Renters to a Home

May 8, 2015

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 However, savvy lessees tend to do their research, and move on when presented with outdated […]

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Want To Save Money? Find An Affordable Place To Rent

April 28, 2015
Find an affordable Place to Rent

Trying to save money? Things like substituting your daily latte for $4.25 with the cheaper, and (less calorically filled) regular coffee for $2.25 is a nice idea. But if you really want to save some cash, it’s time to examine where the bulk of your income is going. Housing For the majority of Americans, housing […]

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How to Avoid Being a Workaholic as a Busy Professional

April 21, 2015

When we find a career that we love, it can be difficult finding that perfect balance between your home life and your work life. You want to keep on top of things with work, because your success brings you joy and makes you feel accomplished. But you also want to keep some sort of separation […]

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