If you’ve been shopping for a home recently, what are the trends and features you absolutely hate to see in a house? If you bought a “fixer upper” or scored a deal on a house with an outdated trend, how did you deal with it?
Home Ownership: Our Best Tips for Young Professionals
Trying to decide whether to buy a home? These are all of our best tips on home ownership!
How to Recast a Mortgage
Have you ever recast a mortgage? Have you ever refinanced?
Tales from the Wallet: When to Buy a Second Home
A number of readers in our Money Snapshot series have noted that they own second homes — so let’s discuss. For you and yours, is it a pie in the sky idea — or something that’s on the table?
What To Do First When You Buy a Home
What’s your best advice for a new homeowner — what should she do first? What should she wait on?
Near or Far: Do the Benefits of Living Closer to Work Outweigh the Cons?
What do you think the benefits of living closer to work are — vs. farther away? Do you prefer to have some separation between work and home?
Tales from the Wallet: Thoughts on Buying Property
Kat shared her personal adventures in purchasing property, as well as tips for other young women on deciding whether or not to purchase property.
What Should Your Monthly Housing Costs Be?
Wondering how to figure out what your monthly housing costs should be? We looked at some popular advice, the 50/30/20 rule for housing costs…
Buying a Home: Tips and Tricks
Trying to figure out how buying a home plays into your bigger financial picture? Read this post!
Tales from the Wallet: Setting Financial Goals
You always see personal finance articles advising you what to do at the end of the year — but I see far fewer of them advising what to do financially in the beginning of the year. Personally, I like to do two things around now: a) I take a “financial snapshot,” and b) I make … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Setting Financial Goals
How to Decorate Your First Real Apartment
Update: We still stand by this advice on how to decorate your first real apartment — links have also been updated below. Reader R wonders about how to decorate her first apartment after grad school… I’m about to graduate law school and will be moving into my first “grown up” apartment soon. I’ve never really had … Read More about How to Decorate Your First Real Apartment
Tales from the Wallet: Tax-Savvy Investments
Readers, do you prefer to make tax-savvy investments — and sometimes put money behind walls where you can’t get it for decades? Or do you prefer to invest in regular, non-tax-deferred accounts?
Tales from the Wallet: Where You Live Is One of the Biggest Money Decisions You Make
You may not realize it, but where you live is one of the biggest money decisions you make — it can impact YEARS of savings because it’s such a pain to move. So it’s worth asking yourself — can I have a roommate? Do I really need a 1-bedroom or is a studio OK? Do I need to live in the trendy part of town or should I live somewhere cheaper?