Buying a House? Three Big Things To Watch Out For


Back in 2007, I decided it would be a good idea to become a real estate agent. Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking. Okay, that's a little misleading. I can tell you exactly what I was thinking. I saw the average commission an agent gets for selling a house, and was instantly attracted to the business. I also liked the flexibility, the ability to set my own hours, and getting the chance to show off my impressive (at least, in my mind) knowledge of the business. Flash forward to 2010, when I quit the business after 3 years…

Fruitful Living and Saving


The key to affording life’s necessities, such as food and shelter, while having enough money left over to do all the items on your bucket list, such as backpack across Europe, is smart spending. Spend less on what you must have in order to enjoy the things that you want. Is It Truly a Necessity? Sometimes people grow to believe that certain items are necessities when they really are not. Write down all your purchases for a week. At the end of the week, study your list, and determine if you could have done without something on it. If you…

Green Back to School Tips


Summer is almost over! It's time to reclaim your sanity and send the kids back to school. But before you head to the store for your back to school shopping, take a few minutes to consider how you can make this time of year a little more eco-friendly. Here are a few tips that can help you get back to school the green way: School Supplies First of all, find out what school supplies you are responsible for, and which the school will provide. There is no point in doubling consumption by buying what the school is already providing. Get…