Taylor Leamey is a feature writer for Reviews.com. After graduating with a BS in Psychology and Sociology, she worked as a retail copywriter before joining the Reviews team in October 2019. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys painting and spending time with her cats.

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What Are Balance Transfers and How Do They Work?

What Are Balance Transfers and How Do They Work?

Jan 24, 2020 | News

If you’re carrying a balance on a high-interest credit card and are worried about high interest rates, you have options. Transferring your balance to a low-interest card shifts your financial obligation to the new card’s carrier and pays off the original card. A balance transfer doesn’t lower your debt, it simply moves it from one…

Your Debt-to-Income Ratio and What It Means For Getting a Mortgage

Your Debt-to-Income Ratio and What It Means For Getting a Mortgage

Jan 20, 2020 | News

The Debt-to-Income Ratio is: A debt-to-income ratio (DTI) is a fundamental financial metric that lenders use to evaluate a potential borrower’s ability to make monthly payments. Essentially: How likely are you to repay your loan in full? Your debt-to-income ratio is the total of all of your monthly debt payments divided by your gross monthly…

8 Grants and Loans Every First-Time Homebuyer Needs to Know About

8 Grants and Loans Every First-Time Homebuyer Needs to Know About

Jan 17, 2020 | News

Buying a home is a big deal, especially when it’s your first one. Today, navigating the real estate market is more complicated than ever before. The 2019 home buyers and sellers generational trends report by the National Association of Realtors® found 42% homebuyers from ages 29 to 38 carry student loan debt, at an average…

Closing Costs: What You Need to Know

Closing Costs: What You Need to Know

Jan 13, 2020 | News

When saving for a house, it’s easy to fixate on securing your down payment. But that isn’t the only thing you should be concerned with. Closing costs are the collection of fees that you pay to finalize the sale and transfer the property from seller to you, the buyer. Closing costs can catch you off…

Using Home Security to Protect Your Prescription Drugs

Using Home Security to Protect Your Prescription Drugs

Jan 10, 2020 | News

A top view of a pattern of prescription pills set to a cyan blue backdrop.

Protecting Your Home Business as a Master Crafter

Protecting Your Home Business as a Master Crafter

Dec 16, 2019 | News

The Industry of Making is On the Rise Whether you define yourself as a tinkerer, maker or craftsperson, protecting your business may look a little different than traditional avenues. According to an Association For Creative Industries study, at least 65.5 million people take part in at least one craft and the total industry is now…

Succeeding In a Career as a Telehealth Nurse

Succeeding In a Career as a Telehealth Nurse

Dec 03, 2019 | News

Telehealth Nursing: An Essential in Our Hyperconnected World The telehealth nursing industry is a booming job market that allows for flexibility and virtual collaboration between health professionals. Remote nurses are able to treat patients and monitor their condition and progress with the help of audio and visual accessories, computers, and telephones. They are especially adept…

Host The Perfect Holiday Party With Your Smart Home

Host The Perfect Holiday Party With Your Smart Home

Nov 04, 2019 | News

Smart Speakers Offer a Stress-Free Soirée Many before you have fallen to the stress of hosting the renowned holiday gathering, but you’re not worried. This year you’ve got a few tricks up your sleeve: You’ve got your smart devices and you know how to use them. Your smart home and home security devices set the…

How Safe Are You From Holiday Package Theft?

How Safe Are You From Holiday Package Theft?

Oct 24, 2019 | News

‘Tis the season for porch pirates While it’s largely considered a luxury for many, online shopping is not always about the best deals or the fact that you can do it in your pajamas at three in the morning. For those who aren’t able to hop in a car or manage the busy walk through…