Taxes. No one likes them but everyone pays them. And the beginning of a new year means it’s time once again to gather documents and receipts in preparation for the April tax filing deadline! For homeowners this means being prepared with some specific documents in addition to the usual tax statements from employers, banks and stockbrokers. Keep an eye out for the items below in your mailbox (or email inbox if you opted for electronic statements) and set them aside for your tax preparer! Read More “Paperwork Homeowners Need To Prepare For Tax Time”
One of the best things about owning a house, is making it your own – making it your home. This often means upgrading, repairing and doing home improvements with your own two hands. Doing it on your own has a strong appeal that has helped make Do It Yourself (DIY) a worldwide multi-billion dollar industry! In addition to potential cost savings, doing it yourself brings with it a sense of creativity, pride and satisfaction. But, before you break out the tools, make sure safety is part of your DIY plan!
A new year is upon us bringing with it the promise of a fresh start. People everywhere will be setting new goals and swearing off old vices. If some of your goals (or vices) are financial in nature, now is the time to get organized and put realistic plans in place for spending and saving. Whether your financial management habits need a total overhaul or just a few tweaks, here are some tips for getting started:
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‘Tis the season of gathering and giving! During the holidays Americans spend billions each year on gifts, decorations and entertaining. There’s something appealing about being “home for the holidays” and this often leads to higher home energy costs throughout the fall and winter. It all adds up to an expensive time of year! So, here are some tips to reduce energy use and limit the stress on you, your budget, and the environment. Read More “Holiday Energy Savings At Home”