If you’re dreaming of becoming a homeowner soon, the first step to buying a house is saving enough money for a down payment. And while you may qualify for a low down payment, there are other costs associated with purchasing a home (inspection costs, closing costs, furnishing a house, etc.), so it’s a good idea to have a bit of a nest egg saved up. Here are tips on saving money while renting so you can achieve your homeownership goal sooner rather than later!
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If you’re someone who primarily works from the comfort of their home, you might find yourself wondering, “Can I write off my home office?” This is certainly a valid question and one that can possibly save you a lot of money when tax season rolls around. Learn what (if anything) is tax-deductible when your apartment doubles as your office space!
When looking for apartments, it’s important to do your research before your move-in date. This means anticipating and investigating every little issue, from utility costs to maintenance availability and beyond. If you have a dog, you’ll need to consider their issues as well!
If you’re interested in earning a master’s degree to help you stand out from the crowd, congratulations! It’s a big move that can make a significant difference in your career! However, just like a graduate degree can help you move up the corporate ladder, the amount of time and dedication required to get one may force you to take time off work.
Money can’t buy love, but all the fancy Valentine’s date nights on your social media feeds may lead you to lose sight of this truth. Show your love this year without going over-budget with these at-home Valentine’s Day ideas that are guaranteed to please your main squeeze! Read the rest of this entry »
Working from home was still considered a bit taboo and somewhat of a privilege for many people until recently. According to this Gartner survey, at least 80% of surveyed company leaders plan to allow employees to continue remote work — at least part-time. Research has shown us that employee happiness and productivity seem to be highest when workers are allowed to stay at home rather than commute to an office. This trend isn’t likely to disappear anytime soon.
Did you treat-yo-self a little too hard? Getting back on track after overdoing the retail therapy can be a daunting-but-necessary task! Make staying within budget a little easier on yourself by leveraging these little-known ways to save money as a renter.
Thanksgiving is a day generally spent with loved ones, so celebrating alone can feel a bit… strange. Strange, but still wonderful! Whether you’re intentionally skipping out on family festivities or finding yourself unexpectedly far from loved ones, celebrating Thanksgiving alone can be fun and memorable. Here’s a list of ways to make the most of your solo Thanksgiving holiday!
You’re the proud tenant of a charming apartment in a prime location, and you’ve taken care to furnish and decorate it flawlessly. Now, you’re ready to share it with others! If you’re ready to list your apartment on a vacation rental site, it’s vital to figure out if you’re permitted to as a renter. Learn how you can find out if listing your apartment is allowed by your landlord and with your city.
‘Tis the season for spending time with loved ones, getting stuffed on delicious food, and quite possibly, doling out more cash than anticipated. As joyous as those holiday bells can be, the attached holiday expenses can take a toll on your wallet. And if you, like many others, find yourself in a financial rut year after year, once all the gifts have been opened and decorative lights come down, we have some tips for you. Read the rest of this entry »