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.

Let's make this a summer to remember - Tons of activities and no debt

05/23/17

Sound too good to be true? Well, it isn't. It's all about focus.

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Let's make this a summer to remember - Tons of activities and no debt

05/23/17

Sound too good to be true? Well, it isn't. It's all about focus.

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The trick to making money and removing stress in one word: De-clutter

05/16/17

I'm a natural minimalist, but the one thing that used to always trip me up were books and shoes - if I saw either that I wanted I was buying it. The shoes were (mostly) consistently re-used, but after one or two reads the books just sat on the shelf. A waste!

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Furnishing your house on a budget

05/09/17

I've had to furnish two houses from scratch, with very little money each time. I also don't love decorating or furniture shopping, so my innate desire is to buy the first set I see at the first store I find. Since that's a recipe for debt and dissatisfaction, I had to figure out a better way.

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The benefits of volunteering

04/25/17

It's been proven time and again that the more giving you are, the more you will receive, multiplied abundantly. Fortunately, most Americans agree, which is why as a nation we donate the second largest amount worldwide (almost $400 billion annually - with a B!). That's incredibly impressive, and something to be proud of.

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