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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 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 this article. Before you quit your day job, it’s important to understand how to make money on Amazon. 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 feel right at home. Residents also have access to some of the top financial advisor firms in the state. Before you go, check out these 15 things anyone moving to Colorado Springs should know, from the climate to the culture. 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 Facebook.  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

by Amelia Josephson Nov 04, 2020

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 May 21, 2018

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 Apr 14, 2016

When you’re house hunting it can be tricky to know how to navigate the paperwork involved in becoming a homeowner. Say you find the perfect place. In some cases you’ll submit an offer letter that… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Dec 28, 2016

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 the 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 May 21, 2018

Are you considering finishing your basement? It 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… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Apr 08, 2016

Instagram is one of the most successful apps to launch in recent years. It boasts over 300 million users. You may be using Instagram to document your meals or post selfies with your friends, but what… 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 Apr 01, 2016

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 Apr 01, 2016

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

by Amelia Josephson Mar 23, 2016

It’s a common practice for U.S. cities to have sister cities in foreign countries. New York City’s official sister cities include Beijing, Cairo and Budapest. But there are sister cities within the U… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jun 11, 2018

Are you considering moving to Los Angeles? There’s a lot you should know. No, not everyone is in the entertainment industry. Yes, the avocados really are that good. Moving to LA can be a little… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Mar 11, 2016

Whether someone rents or buys, tough economic times or unexpected bills can leave a person scrambling to keep up with housing costs. If you have a mortgage, you may be eligible for assistance… Read more

by Amelia Josephson Jul 10, 2019

Tennessee is packed with a country and blues culture that’s centered around Nashville and Memphis. When it comes to the cost of living in the state, you’ll find cheap rental prices compared to… Read more

by Amelia Josephson May 21, 2018

Have you been to the zoo lately? If so, you may have found yourself wondering, “How do zoos make money?” Or maybe you’ve always been curious about how zoos get their hands on the animals their… Read more