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The Relationship Between Credit Score and Rent Payments

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Unlike credit card or mortgage payments, rent isn’t generally reported to the credit bureaus -- unless your landlord takes legal action against you for late or missed payments. But landlords regularly use credit checks to screen applicants, so why shouldn’t paying your rent on time count toward building your credit score? Using RentMoola to pay your rent via credit card can help you achieve a positive credit history faster, as long as you pay off your credit card in full and on time every month. To maximize your rewards on rent payments and all other purchases, having the right credit
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Is it Better to Live On-Campus or Off-Campus?

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When you are in school, you are faced with the decision of living on campus or finding a place to live off of campus. Depending on where you go to school, most students live in residence for their first year and then choose to live off of campus for their second year. Residence isn't strictly for first years and a number of schools have residences that are specifically catered to upper year students. Both living on-campus and off-campus have advantages and it really comes down to what suits you best. Here are the pros and cons of both on-campus and off-campus
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5 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

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Food accounts for a large majority of everyone's budget. No matter what, you have to eat and this tends to be very pricey. There are a number of easy things that you can do to save money on groceries that will make a big difference. Here are five ways to save! Grocery List Going into the grocery store with a set grocery list will help you save money because you will know exactly what you are looking for. Having an idea of what types of food you will be buying things you actually need and every purchase will be purposeful.
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The Pros and Cons of Renting A Furnished Apartment

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When you are in the market searching for an apartment, you may be faced with the decision to rent a furnished apartment versus an unfurnished apartment. Renting a furnished apartment can be a great choice in a number of circumstances, but there are many things to consider before deciding whether or not it is the best solution for you. Here are the pros and cons of renting a furnished apartment. Pros Convenience Renting an apartment that comes with all the furniture is very convenient if you don't have a lot of experience renting and don't have a lot of furniture.
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How to Avoid A Rental Scam

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The internet gives you access to hundreds of rental advertisements, but the ease of finding a place online can mean an increase in rental scams. Whether you lose your deposits, the landlord is absent, or your bank account is drained, rental scams can affect anyone and cause a lot of damage. Being weary and doing your research is vital when choosing a rental unit. Here are some tips to help you avoid a rental scam. Trust Your Instincts Usually finding the perfect place for a great price is something to rejoice about, but it may be indicative of a rental scam. If
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August’s Top 5 MoolaPerks

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Summer isn't over yet, and there's still time to nab some of the summer's hottest deals with our MoolaPerks! We have some of the best deals on clothes, shoes and more! If you want to take advantage of any of these great offers, here are August's top 5 MoolaPerks. Sketchers This great new MoolaPerk lets you save 20% every Wednesday on all orders over $50! Whether you're looking for a new pair of running shoes or a nice pair of beach ready sandals, there's something for everyone with this perk. Click here to save. Hotel Storm What's more relaxing than
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4 Ways To Prove A Tenant’s Income

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When screening prospective tenants it is important to verify their income. You need to ensure that your tenants have enough money to rent your place once expenses and debt are subtracted from their income. As a landlord, you need to know that the people renting from you have the money to pay for the unit. If they don't have the sufficient funds then you end up hurting yourself in the end. Here are ways that you can verify income from tenants. Bank Statements If a tenant does not have a regular job but does have the money for rent, their
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The Best Ways to Share a Fridge With Roommates

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Living with roommates can be tons of fun and there's nothing better than living with your friends, but one thing that can cause major apartment tension is the fridge. You might be fortunate enough to have multiple bathrooms, but you'll rarely find a place with more than one fridge. We know that sharing a fridge between multiple people can be difficult, so here are some tips. Make a Plan When you're sharing a fridge with roommates, it's best to have a plan about what you will share and what you wish to keep for yourself. Whether or not you want
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Why You Should Require Tenants To Have Renter’s Insurance

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Renter's insurance is something that every renter should have, but not all do. This may be because they simply don't know or they don't believe it is worth it. As a landlord, you should include a clause in your lease that makes renter's insurance mandatory. Requiring insurance in your lease will benefit both you and your tenants. Here are some top reasons insurance should be mandatory for your residents. Reduces Chances of Lawsuits  Tenants may be quick to blame you if anything happens to their belongings or apartment. The only way to actually protect their personal belongings is if they
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Spice Up Your Walls with Wallpaper

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Renting an apartment can sometimes mean that you aren't allowed to change the walls. This can be hard when you want to change things up every once and a while but fear not! This does not mean that you can't add a little colour to your walls. Wallpaper is currently a popular trend and there are enough styles for every taste. Here are some of the best websites to order removable wallpaper from! Graham and Brown Graham and Brown is a great website that gives you access to hundreds of designs! You can browse the website based on colour and design
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