The Unique Struggles of Being a Young Landlord

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

It became apparent that there are some unique challenges of being a young landlord. As a result, things were broken and damaged more often; the tenants seemed to think that because the landlords were young, they didn’t care about their belongings and their investment.

George Foreman 15+ Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill ONLY $64.99 (Reg $99)

For the Mommas

Apartment-Approved – Your landlord will love this grill just as much as you do. George Foreman 15+ Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill ONLY $64.99 (Reg $99).

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Save Money on Rent

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Years ago, we rented a unit in one of two quadruplex buildings owned by our landlord. To save some money, we asked the landlord if we could start a vegetable garden in the area outside our unit. The landlord also let me pick some of the seeded concord grapes growing up the hill.

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Selling Your Investment Property?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Not everyone is cut out to be a landlord or landlady. However, we have not been able to claim that loss due to the overly complex and landlord unfriendly income tax laws we now have. If your relationship with that investment property has soured, maybe it is time to sell.

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Should You Buy a House Now?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you have the temperament to become a landlord, you can purchase the home and then rent it out, earning money each month. Right now, many people wonder if now is the right time to buy a house.

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Eight Things I Learned After Becoming a Millionaire

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

You don’t have to contend with deciding which bill to pay or how to avoid a debt collector’s call or trying to keep the landlord off your back. When we are young and poor, a million dollars seems an enormous sum – enough to cure all the ills in our lives!

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Why You Should Be Collecting Rainwater

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Since water and snow falls from the sky for free, my landlord made it so that after it lands on the roof it then runs down some pipes into the ground, providing more than enough to water the trees and plants without using any municipal water.

Life Tips from Dad

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Financially, he moved from working for a living to becoming a landlord and property flipper to eventually trading in the stock market. Those of us lucky enough to have a Dad in our life know that they teach us many valuable lessons. Here are a few tips from my Dad that taught me some.

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Is Now The Time to Buy a Home?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Just think – when the pipe breaks, you just call your landlord and you don’t have to deal with (or pay for it) yourself. Often times you hear of home ownership referred to as the American dream, but this isn’t always the case.

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Ways to Build Credit Without Relying Solely on Credit Cards

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

None of these services depend on landlord participation. For those who prefer to pay with cash and avoid the credit card debt cycle altogether, building a solid credit history and high FICO score can be a challenge – but it doesn’t have to be.

Sell Your Home or Stay?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Are you financially able to carry two homes or are you willing to become a landlord to a renter for awhile? How do we decide if we should sell our home or stay put? At some point in your life, you will probably ask yourself that question.

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Live Green and Get More Green in Your Wallet

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

From becoming a landlord to renting out tools, vehicles and high-fashion attire… opportunities exist for people to make money off items they already own.

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Lazy Saturday Reads: Strawburied in Chocolate, Friends Like These and More

For the Mommas

She is so looking forward to a romantic weekend with current flame, landlord and neighbor, Jason Hunter. Here are some Lazy Saturday Reads. Amazon’s Free Kindle books get updated hourly, so be sure to download them soon.

Save Money – Develop Important Home Owner Skills

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Here is my take on the skills every homeowner or landlord needs to have. With interest rates at all time lows, more foreclosures coming on the market and prices at decade low levels, you may be looking to buy a home or investment property.

Yakezie Carnival November 13, 2011- November Edition

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

However, as a landlord, you are required to make basic repairs. Welcome to this week’s Yakezie Carnival. This week I as your host have chosen the theme of “November” and here is why.

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Tips for Protecting Your Identity

Saving Cents With Sense

Suggest that your potential landlord use a service like Mysmartmove to conduct a background and credit check. Each year, more than 9 million people have their identity stolen, resulting in debt , lost job opportunities, and even a criminal record.

Listen to Iron Maiden, Maybe, With Me.

Work With What You've Got

My landlord is not big on raking them and to be honest I don’t so much care. Oh hi!~ Remember these denim leggings? I used to wear them like every other day? I still love them, but they have faded and a trip to the RIT dye bath at Tina’s house helped, but not enough. I am sad.

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Home Depot: Free Renew Your Bath for Less Workshops & $100 Giveaway

For the Mommas

No landlord to call – unless you count calling Mystery Husband and saying “Can you fix this!&# As you may already know, we like to do our own projects “on the cheap&#. This means buying our materials at near contractor costs and my husband doing the work.

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