Wrinkle-Free Taxes

Just because Taxation rhymes with Procrastination is no reason to put off the inevitable. Yes, the ghost of 2020 will continue to haunt you until you get your taxes finished and filed. The sooner you get it done and over with, the better, so gather up those documents! Sort those files! Get those Quickbooks entries up to date! All of … Read More

Vision 2021

With the very unpredictable year of 2020 coming to a close it can be hard to look ahead at 2021 with any kind of a game plan in mind.  But who are you going to listen to? Your own human pinball experience of the past year or Benjamin Franklin? Yeah, the kite guy. Benjamin Franklin, one of the most founding … Read More

Make This The Best Christmas Ever!

Whether your family is distant, dysfunctional, or non-existent, don’t despair! You can still save Christmas!  Yes. Saving Christmas (or any other December Holiday from Hanukkah to Kwanzaa and beyond). It’s at the heart of nearly every holiday movie or television special ever created, but what do we do when faced with our own holiday challenges? I’ll give you two choices. … Read More

Six Steps to Perfect Sleep

Looking at the clock? All night long? Sure it happens to everyone every once in a while, but if it happens more often to you, you may have insomnia.  According to the Sleep Health Foundation, one in three people suffer from mild insomnia, so you’ve got plenty of company. But knowing that you’re not alone isn’t much company when you’re … Read More

Dear Clutter: It’s Over.

Some people live in the clouds. Those folks don’t have much of an issue with paper clutter because their clutter is all in bits and bytes hanging out on servers—photos, documents, books, everything. Then there are those of us who love the feel of turning actual pages and holding real photos.  Paper seems like such a little, thin thing, but … Read More

Happy Kitchen, Happy Home

With the holidays approaching, there’s one room in your house that is getting ready for it’s close-up: Your kitchen.  Whether it’s your year to host the family or a year to celebrate the festivities by social distancing at home alone or with your local pod, you’re going to be spending time in the kitchen—even if it’s just time spent unpacking … Read More

The Point About Points

You’ve probably heard about “points” when it comes to real estate and mortgages, but do you really know what they are?  What is the point about points, anyway? Simply said, the point about points is to reduce the overall payment on your real estate purchase.  Everybody loves a sale, right?  What moves you to rush to the store or click … Read More

Your Backyard, Your Personality

Your yard is the mullet of landscaping: Business up front and party in the back. It’s true. The front yard is all about curb appeal. Nothing too crazy, nothing too wild, just clean simple lines that will attract buyers when it’s time to sell. The backyard, though…that’s where you get to shine your personality on every square foot! If your … Read More

The Four “E’s” of Escrow

Unless you’re in banking or real estate, there’s a good chance the word “escrow” doesn’t have a whole lot of meaning for you. You know it’s this thing that happens when you…do I smell cookies? Yes, that’s it. Escrow. That thing that lasts for about a month, but doesn’t capture your attention for very long. Until now. You see, I’m … Read More