Posts by Daniel Bortz

The Financial Mistake That Almost Cost Me My Dream Home

A real estate agent nearly risked his chances thanks to a rookie money move. More

Is Buying a Fixer-Upper Worth It? Consider These Factors First

4 times it makes sense to buy a fixer-upper. More

How to Win a Home-Bidding War When Competition Is Stiff

The homebuying market may be crowded, but these tips can set you apart. More

Don’t Sign a New Lease Until You Know These 12 Things

Wondering whether you can paint your new kitchen or adopt a dog? Your lease agreement can tell you. More

Why Neighborhood Matters When You’re Buying a Home

From household incomes to great schools, here’s how to narrow your zip-code search. More

Spending More Than 30% of Your Paycheck On Rent? Here’s How to Cut Costs

Sometimes paying high rent is just a reality of life, but these 6 tips can help you cope. More

The Very Best Responses to the Most Basic of Interview Questions

Does “What is your greatest weakness” ring a bell? Secure a call-back with these strategies. More

The Difference Between a Credit Score and Credit Report

Here’s why you should pay attention to both to really know where your credit stands. More

9 Ways to Make This Your Best Career Year Ever

It’s hiring and promotion season at many companies—and prime time to boost your career. These tips can get the ball rolling. More

6 Tips That Will Help You Build — and Keep — Good Credit

It’s never too early to start establishing a good credit history. Here are key steps to helping your credit score stay strong. More