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The Best Cities for Renters: A Closer Look at Forbes Advisor's Ranking

In a recent study conducted by Forbes Advisor, the best cities for renters in the United States were identified based on several key metrics. This analysis considered factors such as: average re...

Important Bills Piling Up? Tips for Finding the Money you Need!

Even before the pandemic, many people struggled to pay necessary bills, such as housing rental or mortgage costs, utilities and automobile insurance. Their incomes weren't high enough to keep up with in...

How to Find Affordable Rental Space Around the Country

An affordable home allows you to save funds for different money-making projects. It also allows you to provide a comfortable life for your family. Luckily, there are many affordable houses around the country. ...

The Current Challenges of Homebuying and How Nine Families Overcame Them

Buying a home is a big part of the American Dream for many people, but right now, it's getting harder to make that dream come true. The Washington Post shared stories of people who managed to buy hom...

Vital Factors All Aspiring Renters Must Consider When Applying for a Subsidized Property Through Section 8

Section 8 is a government-funded program that allows eligible low-income families, elderly people, and the disabled access to affordable housing. It helps people mai...

Beware of Rental Fraud: Your Guide to Avoiding Common Scams

Finding a new place to call home is an exciting venture, but it also comes with potential pitfalls. Rental fraud is a real concern, and it's essential to stay informed to protect yourself from scams. We...

​​​​​​​The Housing Affordability Quagmire: A Disturbing Reality for Half of U.S. Renters

Across the United States, housing affordability has reached crisis levels, with a recent study revealing that a record 50% of American renters are struggling with unaffo...

How to Refinance Your Mortgage for the Right Reasons

Homeowners often reflexively consider refinancing when interest rates drop, hoping for lower payments. However, refinancing solely for a lower rate may not actually save you money in the long run. Here are some guida...

It's Time for a New Cell Phone and Plan!

Did you know that you can get a a new cell phone and very low rate plan if you already qualify for one of these: - Food Stamps or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) - Medicaid - Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Fede...