You Must Hear About These 5 Cities with Rent Under $600

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(Lincoln, Nebraska image by Tim Vrtiska via CC BY-ND 2.0 ) In 1997, when I was a young and hopelessly naïve college student, I dreamed about moving to San Francisco. I had no real-life experience or any understanding of cost of living standards. Most young people think that they will live forever, stay healthy forever, and can do anything. I reflect in shock as I once believed that I could do this. One...

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Personal Reflection – I Was Financially Unprepared for My First Apartment

I wrote about this topic before, but I wanted to go into greater detail about my mistakes in renting. Owning a home is the American ideal. However, most people settle for renting an apartment. Still, even that isn’t easy for most to do. The average studio apartment in New York City, Manhattan specifically, costs $2,550-a-month. Meanwhile, about 43% of Americans can barely afford their rent and bills. People...

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Examples of Fraudulent Real Estate Practices

Fraudulent Real Estate Practices
Are you aware of fraudulent real estate practices? Have you ever found yourself ignoring a nagging feeling that you’re being scammed? The situation that is being presented to you may be just too good to be true. Or, the facilitator presenting the deal is just a little too politely aggressive, which they ostensibly claim is for your sake. Many of us have gone through these motions right before becoming...

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Tumble Dryers Are Not Cheap. Are You Shortening Its Lifespan?

  Am I the only person on Earth who has developed a hate/hate relationship with their household appliances? If you don’t use appliances the right way, you can break them. It’s easy to use a blender, but then you must clean them properly, or you might as well leave a, “Welcome,” sign outside for ants and pests of all kinds.  Then there is the, “Energy Star,” consumer initiative for...

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