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By now, you might have heard about the tax credit offered to first time home buyers.  The government is offering a $7500 (or 10% the value of the home, which ever is less) tax credit to first time home buyers that purchase a home between April 9, 2008 to June 30, 2009.   There are some income res...
08/19/2008
  There are a number of benefits of owning your own home and not all of them are tax breaks and building of equity.   Homeowners also enjoy many social benefits.  They tend to be more active in their community due to the greater financial stake they have in their neighborhoods.  Because home owne...
08/06/2008
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Topic: Monthly Costs   Renting Advantage More Fixed Costs for the term of lease. Disadvantage Although in the short run costs are more fixed, over several years rent payments can increase.   Buying Advantage Over the long term it is possible for the cost to be more fixed if you choose a fixed rat...
07/16/2008
The best way to organize your finances in order to spend your money wisely, save money for emergencies, and invest in your future is to create a personal budget plan. Your personal budget plan should show your total monthly income; list all your necessary monthly expenses; include enough money to...
07/09/2008
(1)   You have a place of your own! -         A place to raise your children and pets. -         You can become part of community. (2)   Tax Savings. -         3 Major income tax deductions:           1.      Interest on the home mortgage           2.      Property Taxes           3.      Points...
07/08/2008
Have you ever had a good idea and proceed to act on the idea and then run into resistance from your boss or co-worker because you didn't discuss it with them first?  Have you ever thought that the only reason these people were upset was because you thought of the idea first?  Have you ever notice...
07/03/2008
If you are planning a move, begin by researching allowable tax deductions for moving; you can deduct some moving expenses under certain circumstances if your move is related to a new job. Keep all receipts related to moving expenses in your tax file. Two months prior to moving, consider having va...
06/30/2008
I recently read an article about handling on-line leads.  The article was written by Michael Russer and was called "6 Best Practices for Online Leads".    I didn't agree with everything that he wrote but I did find it full of good ideas so I decide to share.  Below are the 6 Practices that he lis...
06/19/2008
In many ways today's Real Estate market conditions are favorable for 1st time home buyers.  Below I have listed a few reasons 1st time home buyers should consider making the jump to home ownership:   (1) More Choices- According to the National Association of Realtors current inventory levels of h...
06/17/2008
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       A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.         Having been raised by her father after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. Sonora's father was born in June, so s...
06/11/2008
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