My Tenant Said What? A Crazy Landlord Story Part 2


I will save you back story on this crazy tenant and instruct you to read part 1 before I get into how this story ended…


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Reader Question: Which Credit Card is Best?


If you have questions about your finances, you are not alone. In fact, here at Your Finances Simplified we often receive financial questions from our readers. For example, we recently had a reader contact us with a question from one of her friends. Here’s what she said: One of the book club mom wanted to know [...]

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Airbnb and What Mom Never Told You About Saving Money


You can’t have missed all the recent hoopla concerning Airbnb lately. From being a red-hot new startup to bad press over misuse by some of its clients, seems the world is abuzz about Airbnb. And why not? If the business model behind Airbnb proves successful in the long run (or perhaps even the short run), [...]

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Your Financial Relationships: Are You a Saver or a Spender?

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This post is part of our Your Financial Relationships series. This series is designed to help you discover the financial topics you should discuss with your significant other in order to have a financially healthy relationship. Today we’ll be looking at spending and saving in relationships.

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My Tenant Said What? A Crazy Landlord Story


Since 2010 I’ve invested in several rental properties outside of my state of residence, and I rent them out predominately to section 8 tenants. I’ve learned a few things along the way and one of them is you have to sit back and just laugh at some of the shit they come up with.

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Investing—Gambling—Betting: That Which We Call a Rose


You may have read my last post on lotteries where mention is made of the incredibly poor odds suffered by those who participate. If not, reading it takes only minutes of your time. The topic today is investing, which, to be completely objective, can also be regarded as a form of gambling. This is particularly [...]

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Huff Post: Future Shock: Personal Finance Technology


If you are feeling a bit jaded about the promises of technology to transform your personal finances, you are not alone. Since Al Gore invented the Internet years ago there have been seemingly endless broken promises. Promises about how new technology would magically make all of your money problems disappear. Hmmm, uh not so much. [...]

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What are Mortgage Points?

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Last week we took a close look at mortgages, and for the next few weeks I’ll explore different terms and concepts related to home ownership and buying a house. If you’re getting ready to buy your first home, then check back each Friday for the next couple of weeks to make sure that you know [...]

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How to Choose a Car Insurance Company


Millions of companies are offering car insurance at competitive rates. With so many options available, choosing the right one can be tricky. Should you sign up with a local insurer or buy coverage from a national insurance provider? What are the things you should look for in a car insurance agency? If you’re a first [...]

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