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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 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 the numbers to find the ten best cities to be a real estate agent. 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 study of the best cities for creatives, we ranked cities based on the concentration of creatives in the population and on cost of living to create our creative cities index.  Read more

by Amelia Josephson Oct 20, 2022

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 Tumblr and we’ll give you the run-down on how to make the most of your Tumblr account. If you want to build a business, a financial advisor can help you create a financial plan for your needs and goals. 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 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

by Amelia Josephson May 09, 2016

If you’re just using Amazon for shopping and video streaming, you might be missing out on the chance to make some money. There are many different ways to make money on Amazon and we’ll cover them in… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Nov 01, 2022

Want to live in a fitness-friendly city in a beautiful setting? You might want to consider Colorado Springs. Colorado’s second-largest city has a lot going for it and if you’re a nature-lover you’ll… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Apr 20, 2022

If you’re crazy about barbecue, live music and hot weather you may be weighing the pros and cons of moving to Austin. It’s an appealing city and the cost of living isn’t as high as it is in places… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Apr 06, 2022

The difference between the terms “lease” and “rent” depends partly on the context. For example, renting a car can be done for just a few days while you’re on vacation, whereas leasing a car involves… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jul 13, 2018

Remodeling your kitchen can be a great way to increase the value of your house before you put it on the market. Even if you’re not planning to sell your home any time soon, you may want to remodel… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Apr 06, 2022

If you love gaming, you might be wondering how to turn your passion into profit. One way to earn money as a gamer is to stream videos of yourself playing games on a platform like Twitch, which – as… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Sep 28, 2022

While accounting and finance may go together, there are key differences: accounting focuses the flow of money and out of a company or family, while finance is a more broad term that describes how one… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Apr 12, 2022

Whether you just recently purchased your first home or you want to spruce up a house you’ve lived in for a while, a new paint job can be a great way to refresh your property. Concerned about what… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Apr 15, 2016

If you’re looking for a side hustle or you have some belongings you’d like to sell, you may be wondering how to make money on eBay. You can get your feet wet by selling as a registered seller, but at… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Nov 02, 2022

Nashville is a fast-growing city with plenty of opportunities for work and play. The city’s population has grown by more than 6% since 2010 as more and more people flock to Nashville for abundant… Read more

by Amelia Josephson May 31, 2018

Are housing costs taking up a big chunk of your budget? You’re not alone. Whether they rent or own their homes, housing affordability is a challenge for millions of households. But it’s especially a… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Sep 02, 2022

Finishing your basement may be on your mind if you want to increase the value of your home or expand your family’s living space. The cost to finish your basement will depend on how elaborate you want… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 11, 2018

Moving to San Francisco? Join the crowd. The City by the Bay has a growing population, a global tech reputation, public transportation, mild weather and so much more. Yes, it’s expensive, but there’s… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Dec 02, 2022

The question of how to split rent can be a tricky one. Roommates may be reluctant to risk conflict by proposing an alternative to the standard 50-50 split. If you’re wondering how to split your rent… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Sep 30, 2022

Want to earn fame and fortune online? You may be wondering how to make money on YouTube. The video sharing platform has made its share of celebrities, some of whom have been able to capitalize on all… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 19, 2018

Feeling the lure of the Windy City? Ready to make your home in the Jewel of the Midwest? We don’t blame you. Chicago combines the features of a major city with a small-town feel and Midwestern… Read more