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:
Imagine this scenario: You work hard every day for years at a job you love. You put as much money as you can away for retirement, you support your family and live comfortably. After years of responsible behavior and sound financial planning, you decide to buy a dream vacation home. Maybe it’s nestled on some white sand or sitting atop a mountain in the Adirondacks. To make this all happen, you approach your bank to take out a mortgage on a second home. Before you make any major decisions however, make sure you break down the pros and cons of such an investment. Below, we’ll explain some key factors you’d want to consider before buying a second home. Read more
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
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