It’s that time of year — tax return season. And this year, there may also be a third stimulus check coming sooner rather than later.

If you feel a sense of dread or overwhelm at the thought of taking a deep dive into your finances, you’re not alone. …


As the first year of quarantine and shutdowns wraps up and another is set to begin — it’s a great time to note three bad habits to kick and three better ones to start.

Habit #1 — Not Being Active

Even with the best intentions, it’s easy to fall into a routine that includes too much…


Low interest rates continue and so does the trend of the low inventory of houses for sale. Even the most qualified homebuyers are being outbid and left frustrated, or even paying beyond their means to secure a new home. …


3. Write Down THREE Things You Are Thankful For

Take 5 minutes to think about what you are thankful for: friends, family, employment, pets, hobbies… whatever makes you feel a little lighter and maybe even brings a smile to your face. Write down the top three things you are thankful for right now.

WHY: As the saying goes, what…


Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.

Get your finances in order.

Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct and fix any problems you find…


Moving from a small town or suburb to a new city can be an intimidating situation. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.

Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find out about school…


Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a trustworthy Realtor. Preparation is key to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.

Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t mean a buyer will too. If…

Anna C Johnson

Wisconsin-based freelance writer and blogger passionate about lifestyle, real estate, personal finance, and home/life organization.

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