Ready to build your wealth in 2012?

My goal for you in this new year is to live happier and more at peace, especially around money.  Let’s start with this interesting quiz  designed by Dr. Barbara Cox.  Answer yes or no quickly, without ‘analyzing’ your answers. 1. I enjoy saving money. 2. I am very optimistic about my financial future. 3. It is ok to do better […]

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Tax Breaks for Homeowners

It is never too early to start preparing for your taxes and here is a reminder of some of the rewards of homeownership! (NOTE: IRS Publication 530 offers a more nuanced view into Tax Information for Homeowners): 1. Mortgage interest deduction. Assuming this home is your personal residence, 100 percent of the mortgage interest you […]

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Home Maintenance Check List

To help you start of 2012 on the right foot, here is an abbreviated master “to do” list compliments of KUDZU to keep your home in tip-top shape. Interior Heat & Air Consider replacing traditional thermostats with programmable ones. According to ENERGY STAR, the average household could save $180 a year by using a programmable thermostat […]

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