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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 Oct 12, 2021

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. Working with a financial advisor can help you answer questions you may have about buying a second home and how it might affect your financial plans. 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 truly go out like a lamb. Read more

by Emma Giebler Oct 19, 2020

Getting in shape can be expensive, with all the pricey exercise classes, gym gear and subscriptions. However, there are some gyms out there where you can get the benefits of working out without… 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