After over a year of cancelled vacations and staying home, many people are anxious to get back to going places and doing things. Those activity costs can add up, especially if you have a large family. Don’t worry about having to drain your savings or 401K (BTW, we don’t recommend doing that!), there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy doing things together that are budget friendly.Continue reading “Fun and Budget Friendly Activities to do as a Couple or a Family”
There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our lives, and even as restrictions and mandates continue to ease across the United States, the effects of this experience will have a lasting effect.
With many sheltering in place for weeks and months, it’s made people think about the concept of their home in a new way. Homebuyers who entered the market during and even after the height of the pandemic are shifting their priorities from the status quo.Continue reading “How COVID Has Changed What We Look for in a New Home”
This is a common question no matter what the real estate market looks like, and one that doesn’t always have an easy answer. With today’s seller’s market white hot and little inventory to choose from, it has many potential buyers wondering if it’s the right time to buy.
One of the biggest benefits to being a homeowner is building equity with each mortgage loan payment that you make vs. just giving money to a landlord for rent. However, that doesn’t mean buying is always the best choice. As a renter, you have more flexibility and can avoid many costs that come with owning your own home.Continue reading “Is now the time to buy a home or keep renting?”
Spring cleaning season is here – and everything in your house is fair game. If you are like many people, your purges fall into two piles – trash/recycle or donate. While you might have the best of intentions with you decluttering donations, your local thrift store may not actually want everything that you are eager to get rid of.Continue reading “Decluttering? Items You Shouldn’t Put in the Donate Pile”
Social media is one of the best tools out there for digital marketing and growing your business. From free to paid options, it’s the perfect way to increase visibility, gain a loyal fan base, increase awareness, and share information.Continue reading “How to Choose the Right Social Media Platform for Your Small Business”
With more people spending time at home this past year, many families have decided to tackle some long overdue home projects and renovations. But how do you know what projects to tackle that will give you the most return on your investment or increase your home’s property value the most? Therein lies the biggest debate with your budget!Continue reading “Most Profitable Home Remodeling Projects to Tackle in 2021”
Today’s housing market is tough – many potential sellers are feeling uncertain about listing, while buyers are motivated to look for new homes. With limited inventory and a surplus of buyers, it can often lead to a multiple bidding situation.Continue reading “Tips to Winning a Bidding War When Buying a Home”
When you first launch your business, there is a lot riding on the entity type that you choose. How you structure your business affects your legal liability, tax obligations, the potential for growth, and compliance rules and regulations that you need to follow. To make it just a tad more complex, the business entity that you choose when you start your business, may not be the correct choice to continue with as the company changes and grows.Continue reading “Is it Time to Rethink Your Business Entity?”
When it comes to insurance, it’s one of those things that many people have a love hate relationship with. It’s great when you need it, but it’s often one of those expenses many people see as an opportunity to skimp on to save a few bucks. Afterall, how often do you really make a claim? If you don’t have the right coverage, it could cost you thousands!Continue reading “The Importance of Having Proper Insurance Coverage”
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2020 has been a rollercoaster ride for many people’s finances. During mandatory shutdowns, most Americans cut back on what were once normal activities and found that they were able to save some money. But now what? As communities slowly reopen, it seems like there are deals and sales everywhere vying for your dollars. So how do you avoid post-quarantine overspending?Continue reading “Tips to Avoid Post-Quarantine Over-Spending”