Simone's Blog: Money Magnet

As the Director of Affiliate Relations at HomeFree-USA, I’ve always been fascinated with how people handle their money. Like everyone else, I’ve had my financial ups and downs. In fact, it took me 32 months to pay off $32,000 in credit card bills and build up a six-month emergency fund. While that was a very difficult period, I am grateful – and wiser -- for the experience.

Through my personal experiences and working at HomeFree-USA, I’ve gained a ton of insight that I feel compelled to share. You’ll find those lessons here. Feel free to take the thoughts and ideas that resonate with you most and put aside the rest for later. I look forward to sharing my journey.

The gym is for suckers

03/21/17

When I moved back to DC 5 years ago I got caught up in the hot yoga craze. As much as I, and especially my skin, loved it, I ultimately had to give it up because it cost too much.

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I need a new car but don’t have any money! What do I do?

03/14/17

This is a common problem, and something you can easily overcome. Let’s start with what you absolutely should NOT do:

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How to find a "gem" of a home

03/07/17

All homebuyers are looking for a great deal, but when you live in a high cost market it can be especially tough to find. Fortunately, HomeFree-USA is here for you.

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Who I listen to, Part 2

02/28/17

To recap last week:
"My mother, one of the smartest and most successful women I know, reads voraciously and raised me to do the same. As a result, I'm constantly learning and growing via books, podcasts, articles and even television shows.  If you're eager to grow in 2017 and beyond, here are a few things that keep me engaged and intrigued." And my list continues:

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Who I listen to Part 1

02/21/17

My mother, one of the smartest and most successful women I know, reads voraciously and raised me to do the same. As a result, I'm constantly learning and growing via books, podcasts, articles and even television shows.

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