Articles by stephanie-koske

Stephanie Koske

Stephanie loves cats, golf, makeup and red wine – and her love of those is not always mutually exclusive. Throw in Stephanie’s fondness of personal finance, homeowner tips and everyday life hacks, and that’s where things get really interesting.

6 Ways to Make Back-to-School Lunches Even Better

Bento boxes, cookie cutters and snacks on sticks – part of these completely awesome school lunches! See how you can serve up a daily dose of fun for your kids.

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We’re #1! Quicken Loans Tops Computerworld’s “Best Places to Work in IT” List

With the help of our brilliant IT team, we’re continually improving a mortgage experience that’s already helped nearly 2 million happy families across the country. We’re developing apps and online tools that save our clients time and money. And we’re working tirelessly to create the most ground-breaking, one-of-a-kind way to get a mortgage – entirely online.

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Tips for Traveling Alone - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Safety Tips for Traveling Alone

Traveling alone can be scary. Here are a few safety tips for traveling alone to minimize your worries.

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5 Wine Cork Crafts Even YOU Can Do

Got 10 minutes and a bunch of wine corks on hand? You (yes, you!) can be a wine cork crafter. Check out these 5 DIY ideas for all skill levels!

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Sick of Brown Rice? Try These 3 (Healthy!) Whole Grains Instead

Sliming down for swimsuit season and trying to eat healthy, too? If you’re looking for an alternative to bland, boring, blah-worthy brown rice, try one these 3 whole grains in your next healthy meal!

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9 New Super Bowl Party Recipes

You’re probably pumped to see the big hits and game-winning plays the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will be serving up on Super Bowl Sunday – who isn’t? I enjoy watching the year’s biggest football game (and of course, the legendary commercials) as much as the next person, but I’m pretty excited to try my hand at cooking a few new dishes for my game day festivities.
Check out these recipe ideas I’ve compiled for you!

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Throw a Festive Fall Harvest Party

I’m all about embracing the gorgeous seasonal changes this time of year. Why not celebrate the leaves turning from green to gold with a few of your friends? It’s a perfect excuse to host a fall harvest party! Check out these ideas to get started.

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Three Budget Tailgating Tips

When I think of the fact that summer is coming to a close, the pain I feel is indescribable. The only way to ease the pain is by putting on my team threads and gearing up for a day of tailgating! Since I pride myself in being money savvy, tailgating on a budget is more my style. Check out my tips and you can save, too!

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Think Ahead to Save Money at the Airport

I have a few curses when it comes to traveling: I’m always over the suitcase weight limit by at least two pounds and I never fail to spend at least $20 on nonsense in the news shops. Just think how much I could save if I came prepared for my journey through the airport! Here are a few things to stash in your carry on to save you at least a crispy new Jackson!

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Enjoy an Awesome Picnic

More busy texting than eating? Let’s bring the picnic back, shall we? Here are some tips to consider when putting together a fun, food-filled outing:

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