Clean Up Your Finances. Literally. While we each have varying levels of success with “adulting,” we can all agree that it’s no picnic. Therefore, make it easier to adult by keeping your important documents organized. In doing so, you will put yourself in a better position to budget, invest, do your taxes, and even buy […]

Urban vs. Suburban vs. Rural. What you need to know about living in an urban, suburban, and rural place While Hogwarts is currently not accepting any new applicants, we all gotta settle down somewhere. The question is “where” though. And unless your method involves throwing a dart at a map and moving to wherever it lands, […]

The Big Encyclopedia of Home Insurance Insurance doesn’t matter. Until it does. Your home is your baby. Therefore, you should make sure that it remains safe in the event of any events or accidents. After all, the world is literally full of dangers so it’s good to protect yourself financially. From earthquakes to avalanches, dwellings […]

Talk Finance to Me – Our Top 10 TED Talks They entertain you. They teach you. And some may even inspire you. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Those who give TED talks are typically experts in their industry, offering small tokens of wisdom that they’ve picked up over the years. Previous speakers include Olympic […]

costs of buying a home

What Are the Costs of Buying a Home? Is this you: You always forget to read the fine print before you pull the trigger on something. That little line on your receipt that says “final sale” or that sticker on your blowdryer that says “may catch on fire” all manage to go unnoticed. And by […]

buyer's remorse

How to Avoid Feeling Buyer’s Remorse Buyer’s remorse is one of the charming side-effects of capitalism that we’ve all come to know and love. And, unfortunately, house buying is akin to getting something from a store with the worst return policy ever. Unless there are major damages that get uncovered during the appraisal/inspection process, there […]

How to Properly Invest in Property Fortunately for everyone out there, you no longer have to be white, rich, and male to invest in real estate. All you need is some capital and some drive. Find out more about investment opportunities in real estate here! How to Get Capital Q: How much capital do you […]

eco-friendly

What Makes an Eco-Friendly House? So you’re eco-friendly and want an eco-friendly house. Below are some things to look for when buying or renovating your house. Each has been categorized based on the necessary commitment level (as outlined in SYOM’s Green-O-Meter) and the particular utility it has to do with, whether that’s power, gas, water, […]

What not to do after you're pre-approved

What NOT to Do After You’re Pre-Approved You haven’t sealed the deal just yet. So, how do you make sure your lender doesn’t change their mind? Being pre-approved is like seeing the finish line at the end of a race. All the training and preparing you did to get your credit score up, all the […]