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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 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, but it’s also home to around 400,000 people. If you’re thinking of joining their ranks here are 13 things to know before moving to Miami. 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 successful “Viners” can make a living off their videos. Want in? Here’s what you should know about how to make money on Vine.  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 some facts about the city you should keep in mind. Here are our 15 tips for anyone moving to Boston. 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

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 Aug 20, 2018

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 Nov 12, 2017

If you’re just using Facebook for maintaining your personal profile and staying in touch with old friends, you could be missing out on a money-making opportunity. Here’s our guide to making money on… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Aug 20, 2018

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 Jun 11, 2018

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 Aug 20, 2018

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 boasts… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 06, 2018

If you’re applying for jobs you’ve probably spent some time updating and polishing your resume or CV. But what’s the difference between a CV and a resume and how do you know which one to send? In… Read more