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Lauren Bowling

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Financial Best Life
General Finance
Debt, Millennial, Real Estate
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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Doing a home inspection is a very important part of the home buying process. While looking at a property online or even during a walk-through might seem extensive enough, you don’t want to buy a property only to discover you’ll have to sink thousands more into repairs. (Read about my renovation story here.) Home inspectors […] The post “What’s Included in a Home Inspection?” + 7 Things to Look For appeared ...
Posted: Sep 15 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Ah, college. You fun, expensive, tedious monster. Some days I miss college, but most days I’m just happy it’s over. (I’m sure most people would have a similar sentiment.) But what can you do when you fall out of love with the job you got your degree for? Or better still, end up in a […] The post How to Change Careers (Without Grad School or Student Loans) appeared first on ...
Posted: Sep 09 2019 @ 9:00 AM
When it comes to buying a home, I have always been the type of person who knows exactly what I want. I looked at three homes in person before buying my first (The 1940’s fixer-upper in Southwest Atlanta) and we looked at eight total when my husband and I bought our first home together.   […] The post How do I create a wish list for what I want in a ...
Posted: Sep 05 2019 @ 1:00 AM
iDo you have credit card debt you want to pay down? Want to go on an amazing vacation but don’t have the money? Maybe you want to start a side hustle to make extra money but with everything going on you just don’t have time. I understand not having the bandwidth, but if you're feeling […] The post We found the best side hustles for busy people (Here are the top ...
Posted: Aug 30 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Whatever the reason, sometimes you need to make an extra $100, $1000, or even $5000 for life's various expenses. This is why I've compiled a roundup of side hustle ideas grouped by how much you want to make and level of effort. Your car might develop a serious malfunction and you have to get a […] The post These Side Hustle Ideas Will Make your Next $100, $1000, $5000 dollars appeared ...
Posted: Aug 29 2019 @ 5:52 PM
Your first thought, “I want to stop renting and buy a house.”   Second thought, “I wonder how much house I can afford.”   Home affordability, however, is a delicate balance between your budget, home prices in your area, what you need out of the house and your future financial goals. Yes! The goals you […] The post Buying your first home? Here’s how to set a home buying budget. appeared ...
Posted: Aug 26 2019 @ 1:00 AM
A few weeks ago, I posted on Instagram about an Armani suit I planned to wear for a conference and I got a TROLL asking me why I was promoting myself as a fiscally savvy brand and then “showing off” items people couldn’t afford. Rude. I am always shopping for clothes on a budget, but […] The post Shopping for Clothes on a Budget: How I Built a $10,000 Designer Wardrobe ...
Posted: Aug 01 2019 @ 9:23 AM
It's something I say quite often: Atlanta may not offer a ton in terms of “tourist attractions,” but it's a great place to live. While many may come through our city just for conferences or a flight layover, there's actually a ton to do here in terms of an Atlanta trip itinerary. The trick is, […] The post Need an Atlanta Trip Itinerary? Here’s Five Different Ways to Experience the City ...
Posted: Jul 24 2019 @ 9:00 AM
  Companies are constantly trying to figure out what consumers want. So, what if you could get paid to tell them your opinions? That’s the idea behind survey sites. The “best survey sites” are ones that are legit, easy to use, and clear about how you're getting paid and when. They're also very popular with […] The post The 20 Best Survey Sites Where Users Can Earn Real Cash appeared first ...
Posted: Jul 23 2019 @ 9:00 AM
You're paying off debt. And there are things to cut when paying off debt that are easier than others. No one really likes to talk about it cutting back. Especially when you're used to living large.   Let me slap you in the face with this honesty though— cutting back is one of the biggest […] The post The 6 Easiest Things to Cut When Paying Off Credit Card Debt appeared ...
Posted: Jul 18 2019 @ 11:00 AM


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