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  • Vacation Loans: Should You Get a Personal Loan to Finance Your Travel?
    by Brian Martucci on September 25, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Another workday afternoon is crawling along when your phone chimes a most welcome interruption. It’s your closest friend announcing by group text the details of her long-awaited, much-buzzed-about birthday bash – a week-long stay at an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean. You immediately mark your calendar and save the date. Then, reality sinks in. You don’t need […] Vacation Loans: Should You Get a Personal Loan to Finance Your Travel? is a post from Money Crashers. […]

  • How to Start Over Financially After a Breakup of a Long-Term Relationship
    by Amy Freeman on September 25, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    There was a time when moving in with your significant other or partner before you married them was enough to get tongues wagging and eyebrows raising. These days, cohabitation isn’t just common; it’s the norm. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 15% of 25- to 34-year-olds live with a partner they aren’t […] How to Start Over Financially After a Breakup of a Long-Term Relationship is a post from Money Crashers. […]

  • 9 Ways to Prepare for Rising Gas Prices – Causes, Impact & How to Save
    by Heather Levin on September 25, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Gas prices are notoriously fickle. For proof, take a look at GasBuddy’s Gas Price Chart. The 10-year view looks like a mountain range, with sharp peaks and even sharper valleys. Experts predict that, for a variety of reasons, prices will only continue their upward climb in the years to come. Whether you’re planning a summer vacation or […] 9 Ways to Prepare for Rising Gas Prices – Causes, Impact & How to Save is a post from Money Crashers. […]

  • Pink Tax: 9 Things Women Pay More for Than Men (and How to Save)
    by Amy Livingston on September 25, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    It’s not easy being a gal on a budget. Not only do women earn less than men, we sometimes have to spend more too. It’s not just a question of women having different shopping habits from men. There are some things women need to spend money on that men don’t – things like feminine hygiene products […] Pink Tax: 9 Things Women Pay More for Than Men (and How to Save) is a post from Money Crashers. […]

  • How to Increase Your Financial Literacy & IQ – Why It Matters
    by Amy Livingston on September 24, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    When I think back to my school days, I can recall learning about lots of different things. Way back in grade school, I learned the parts of speech, the state capitals, and how to multiply fractions. When I moved on to high school, I studied more sophisticated subjects, such as trigonometry and Shakespeare’s plays. But […] How to Increase Your Financial Literacy & IQ – Why It Matters is a post from Money Crashers. […]

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LendingHome Blog Your guide to property investing

  • From Flipping Items to Flipping Homes: How Cassidy Melhorn Turned His Talents Into a Successful Business
    by Jenna Wohlwend on October 3, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Cassidy Melhorn, LendingHome customer and founder of VOL Homes LLC in Tennessee, is the quintessential example of hard work and resourcefulness paying off in the real estate investing industry. With a mechanical engineering degree under his belt, a knack for fixing things, and a strong work ethic, Cassidy started house flipping in 2013 and has… Written by Jenna Wohlwend at LendingHome Blog. Congrats, You're Home. […]

  • 7 Things to Know About Residential Real Estate Investing
    by Adam Luehrs on September 24, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Adam Luehrs is a writer during the day and a voracious reader at night. He focuses mostly on finance writing and has a passion for real estate, credit card deals, and investing. When initially thinking about residential real estate, your mind might wander to the painted porches of Savannah, the log cabins of Vermont, the… Written by Adam Luehrs at LendingHome Blog. Congrats, You're Home. […]

  • Flip Tips: What are the Best Tactics to Get a Contractor to Finish a Job?
    by Jenna Wohlwend on September 12, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    LendingHome’s monthly blog series, Flip Tips: Advice Straight From the Experts, asks top-of-mind, fix-and flip questions and features answers from successful, professional house flippers. In the real estate investing industry, it is common to have many kinds of business partners. From financing, to real estate agents, to landscapers—to make a flip successful, you usually need… Written by Jenna Wohlwend at LendingHome Blog. Congrats, You're Home. […]

  • 8 Ways for Investors to Use Facebook to Get Real Estate Leads
    by Barry White on August 8, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Barry White is the owner of RightSwitch, a website and blog on various consumer finance topics. Barry has a passion for web design, social media, and user content experience. Successful real estate investors understand the power of marketing through social media platforms, particularly Facebook. With over 300 million active users, Facebook has become an effective… Written by Barry White at LendingHome Blog. Congrats, You're Home. […]

  • Flip Tips: What are Your Best Practices for Scaling a Business in Real Estate?
    by Jenna Wohlwend on August 5, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    LendingHome’s monthly blog series, Flip Tips: Advice Straight From the Experts, asks top-of-mind, fix-and flip questions and features answers from successful, professional house flippers. Starting your real estate investing business is one thing, but growing it to a point where you have financial freedom, is another. It isn’t always easy to scale your business, either.… Written by Jenna Wohlwend at LendingHome Blog. Congrats, You're Home. […]