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Emma Giebler

Home Buying Expert

Emma Giebler is a freelance writer who covers a variety of personal finance topics. Her expertise includes homebuying and saving money. Emma graduated from Syracuse University.

Posts by Emma Giebler:

by Emma Giebler Feb 26, 2020

A second home can act as both a vacation home and an investment, as homeowners can easily rent them out when they’re not staying there. But like most home purchases, buying a second home probably means you’ll need a second mortgage. When you’re going through the second home search and purchase process, there are a number of factors you’ll need to account for. These include overall affordability, purposes for the home, tax considerations and payment terms. Meet with a financial advisor in your area if you have questions about how buying a second home could affect your short- and long-term financial plans. Read more

by Emma Giebler Dec 17, 2014

Just when you thought Google had peaked their technological innovation with Google Glass, they have upped the ante once again. When it was founded in 2011, Google Wallet was the prize pig of the internets most popular search engine. It allows you to compile all of your credit cards into one space, and connect to them through your smartphone. With it’s “Tap and Pay” feature, you can pay at any store where there are Near Field Communications (when smartphones and similar technologies can communicate with one another through touching). Read more

by Emma Giebler Dec 21, 2016

Debt free people aren’t born, they’re made. It’s easy to look at people without debt with stank-faced envy as you spend your days paying off student loans, car payments, or the speedboat that solved your midlife crisis. However, becoming one of them might not be as complicated as it seems. Read more

by Emma Giebler Jan 23, 2015

It seems things are looking up for the average consumer. According to recent data, the cost of living has gone down. The Consumer-Price Index dropped .2 percent in March 2013, allowing the month to… Read more

by Emma Giebler Aug 20, 2018

Getting in shape can be expensive with all the pricey exercise class fads and fancy gear. But it doesn’t have to be. There are some gyms out there where you can get the benefits of working out… Read more

by Emma Giebler Dec 15, 2014

True product loyalty is rare, so when you do more than simply “like” a company’s Facebook page and choose to use them exclusively, have the option to join a benefits program or rewards club. In case… Read more

by Emma Giebler Dec 15, 2014

The age-old notion that “love don’t cost a thing” has rung false in recent years. With the introduction of dating sites in the mid-2000’s and the recent uprising in social-media obsessions, online… Read more

by Emma Giebler Jun 22, 2018

ATM fees, some might say, are a necessary evil. They are not regulated by the federal government, meaning consumers can quickly rack up fees from their checking accounts if they’re not careful.… Read more