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Amelia Josephson

Mortgage, Home Buying and Credit Card Expert

Amelia Josephson is a writer passionate about covering financial literacy topics. Her areas of expertise include retirement and home buying. Amelia's work has appeared across the web, including on AOL, CBS News and The Simple Dollar. She holds degrees from Columbia and Oxford. Originally from Alaska, Amelia now calls Brooklyn home.

Posts by Amelia Josephson:

by Amelia Josephson Jul 06, 2016

Want to work in tech but not sure Silicon Valley is the place for you? You’re not alone. America’s tech scene isn’t just a California phenomenon. And in fact, when you factor in the cost of living, you might be surprised by the cities that turn out to be America’s best places for tech workers.   Read more

by Amelia Josephson Aug 20, 2018

Thinking of moving to Dallas? If you only know the city from TV shows like Dallas, Most Eligible Dallas or Big Rich Texas you may not have the most accurate picture of the city. Here are 15 things to keep in mind before you moving to Dallas. Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jul 01, 2016

If you don’t want to sell on Amazon or another established e-commerce site you may be wondering how to start an online store. These days there are lots of businesses that make setting up an online store easy, but it’s still possible to go the DIY route if you want to. We’ll cover the ins and outs of setting up an online store and share our tips for success. Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 18, 2018

Philadelphia – whether you know it by its government name or as the City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the City that Loves You Back or Quaker City – has a lot going for it. It’s a major city with a… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 11, 2018

Whether you’re looking for a flexible full-time gig or a side hustle to help you pay off your student loans, becoming an Uber driver can be an appealing option. Getting started as an Uber driver is a… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 19, 2018

Houston is the fourth-most populous city in the country and the most populous city in Texas. The diverse city is home to a thriving energy industry and five professional sports teams. Thinking of… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 17, 2016

Maybe you’re already a bitcoin user and you want to start mining bitcoin, or maybe you’re totally new to the bitcoin world. Either way, we’ve got you covered with our guide to how to mine bitcoin. It… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 15, 2016

More and more seniors are staying in the workforce in their 60s and beyond. Some keep working out of financial necessity. Others want to wait to retire until age 70, when they’ll receive the maximum… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Aug 20, 2018

Want to live somewhere with a warm climate, diverse culture and laid-back lifestyle? You may want to consider moving to Miami. The vibrant Florida city is a popular vacation destination for tourists,… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 10, 2016

You’re on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but are you on Vine? The site lets you share six-second, looping videos, which have the potential to go viral and attract millions of viewers. The most… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 11, 2018

Thinking of moving to Boston? You’re in good company. Boston’s population has grown at a healthy clip of about 4% since 2010. Before you move to Boston (no one really calls it Beantown) there are… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 08, 2016

The number of multi-generational households in the U.S. is on the rise. Between 1980 and 2012 the number of Americans living in multi-generational households doubled, to 57 million. For reasons both… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Feb 14, 2018

We all know stress is bad for our health, but it can be tough to stop stressing over our busy lives. One way to chill out? Move to another city. SmartAsset crunched the numbers to find the least… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 03, 2016

Ready to kick your Craigslist game up a notch? Maybe you’re a regular seller on the site or maybe you want to get started. Either way, we’ll cover the basics of how to make money on Craigslist so you… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Aug 20, 2018

The city of Las Vegas has been growing rapidly, and as it grows its image changes. Yes, Sin City is still a great place for a big birthday or bachelor party, but there’s more to it than the Strip. If… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jul 18, 2019

In real estate it’s all about location, which is why some cities are more profitable and have higher salaries for real estate agents than others. For the 2016 edition of our annual study we crunched… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 01, 2016

Attracting a vibrant creative class has been a boon to many U.S. cities. While creatives are drawn to the cultural offerings of a city, they also tend to seek out affordable locales. For this year’s… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 19, 2018

Are you on Tumblr? If not, you could be missing out on an opportunity to earn money through ad revenue or to boost your small business profits. There are several different ways to make money on… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Aug 20, 2018

Does it seem like everyone is moving to Portland? Well, a lot of people are – particularly young people. Thinking of joining the hordes moving to Portland? Here are 15 things you should know before… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 19, 2017

Anyone who has ever worked a minimum-wage job knows how tough it can be to stretch those dollars. In some cities and states, the minimum wage goes further than in others, though. The places with the… Read more

by Amelia Josephson May 27, 2016

Though the U.S. doesn’t rank as the happiest country in the world (that honor goes to Denmark) Americans report high levels of life satisfaction. The U.S. ranked 13th in a recent World Happiness… Read more

by Amelia Josephson May 20, 2016

You’re probably familiar with dozens of sites where users can sell products – sites like Etsy and Ebay. There’s a smaller number of sites that let users sell their services and Fiverr is one of these… Read more

by Amelia Josephson May 21, 2018

If you can’t face another cold, snowy winter you might be tempted to move to San Diego. The city is famous for its livable climate and happy residents. Before you go embrace the Southern California… Read more

by Amelia Josephson May 13, 2016

If you run a business or have a side job you probably know that a strong social media presence can help you earn more money. If you’re not already using Twitter to boost your money-making… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 11, 2018

If you’re currently living in an expensive city like San Francisco or New York, the cost of living might be getting to you. If you’re ready to move to a more affordable city, you may want to consider… Read more