Jessica Moorhouse

Passionate about personal finance and living a balanced lifestyle. My mission is to teach others how to take control of their lives by taking control of their money.
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What to consider before getting your first pet
Although I had few cats growing up, when I moved out after college I never really wanted a ...
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What to know before cosigning a lease
I remember it like it was yesterday. I was 27, newly married, had just moved to a new city ...
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How to make a home emergency kit for less
Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse? OK, that may be going a bit far, but are you at ...
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6 frugal travel hacks
How to travel without breaking the bank When you get an opportunity to visit one of your ...
Negotiating a car purchase
So, you’ve decided what car you want and finally you’re ready to make your car ownership ...
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What is a good down payment on a car?
According to a 2017 analysis by, the average down payment on a car (both used ...
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Tips for buying a home when self-employed
Four years ago, when my husband and I started our initial search for a home of our own, we ...
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How to budget for a home remodel project
I was so excited when my husband and I got the keys to our very first home. Finally, we ...
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5 things to include on a car buying checklist
Thinking of buying a car? Well, there are a few things you should know the answers to ...
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Renting versus buying a home
Are you a renter? Or were you in a past life? Then let me take a wild guess that you’ve ...
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3 things to consider before buying a home
Do you dream of becoming a homeowner one day? You’re not alone. Homeownership is part of ...
Want to be a real adult? Life insurance can help with that
Some people may think that to be officially welcomed into the adult club, you need to ...
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5 things to protect your identity from theft
Did you know that millions of people are affected by identity theft every year? You might ...
What home insurance means to new homeowners
For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of being a homeowner before I turned 30. My ...
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Rolling rental insurance into your budget
If you’re a millennial living in one of these increasingly expensive cities — New York ...