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.

What is mindfulness and what does it have to do with my money?


When it comes to money, we often spend either without thought or fueled by emotions.  Be aware of your where your hard earned money is going.

Uncover four insightful ways to be more mindful about your money so you can be a wise spender and supreme saver.

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What To Do If You're Burnt Out at Work


Let me know if any of these resonate with you:

- You dread going to work. Every day.

- Your job is so consuming that you feel like all you do is work and take care of your other obligations (barely).

- You feel you have no control over your work life.

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What Exactly is a Robo-Advisor?


Up until this decade, having a financial adviser was designed for wealthy people. One of the reasons for the saying “The Rich Get Richer” is because financial advisors were typically paid based on the amount of money they invested for their clients. 

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Your Credit Score May Have Just Gotten a Boost


If you haven’t checked your credit score lately, you might be in for a happy surprise. 

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Should You Loan Them Money?


It’s happened to all of us: someone close to us has experienced ongoing financial issues. We feel for them, and truly want to be of service during this difficult time. But should we actually loan them money?

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