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Brandhyze Stanley

Brandhyze Stanley is the chief voice of the award winning blog,; a platform designed to share with women how to live and look fabulous on a dime. A DIY girl at heart—Brandhyze has been featured on The View, The Early Show, The Today Show, InStyle Magazine, Essence Magazine, and MTVStyle. A Wilhelmina Model for over a decade, with a Business Degree from Loyola University Chicago, Brandhyze  has been a contributor for the Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance, Manilla, Good Housekeeping, and Newsday Westchester, to name a few.

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Rental Property Tax Deductions: Saving More Money

Published 06/03/2016 by Brandhyze Stanley

You wouldn’t dream of voluntarily overpaying your water and sewer bill. So why pay more taxes than you need to on your rental income? Sadly, millions of landlords are not aware of all the tax benefits available and overstate their income. Don’t feel too bad if you’re one of them. Rental properties provide more tax advantages than just about any other investment today.

10 Smart Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

Published 05/07/2016 by Brandhyze Stanley

If you’re getting a tax refund this year, you probably can’t wait to splurge on a flat screen TV, new shoes, or a vacation. But why not do something more prudent this year? Start a new tradition of finding something smart to spend your cash on.

When buying a home — one of the biggest purchases one will ever make — oftentimes we find ourselves falling in love with the high ceilings, updated kitchen, and hardwood floors. We fantasize about the family gatherings we’ll have in the dining room or the cozy nights in front of the fireplace. But how many know ignorance is not always bliss, and what you see is not always what you get? Knowing the right questions to ask your realtor before you make the purchase can help put you in a position to make an informed decision that could wind up saving you not only heartache; but time and money.

Are You A Fashionista? Here Are 10+ Ways You Can Make Money

Published 09/23/2015 by Brandhyze Stanley

Whether it’s for shopping, seeing the world, or paying off some nagging debt — let’s face it, we could all use a little extra cash to do more of the things we want and love. Am I right?

20 Cheap DIY Home Renovations That Will Blow Your Mind

Published 08/04/2015 by Brandhyze Stanley

Have you ever looked around your home and found that your seemingly humdrum surroundings made you long for the creativity and means to reinvent your space much like your favorite home design shows or those pics you save on Pinterest? Well not to worry, because you’re not alone — we all do it. New décor is definitely attainable if you know where to look. Not sure where to begin or if you have the budget? I’m here to help. From the kitchen to the curb and everywhere in between, I’ve got 20 do-it-yourself ways to redecorate/renovate your home for under $100 that you’re sure to enjoy and that will have you thinking you showed up at the wrong address.

How I paid off over $13,000 debt in 11 months!

Published 07/08/2014 by Brandhyze Stanley

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