You have spent years paying off your mortgage. Maybe you can afford to buy a rental or vacation property. Or buy your trophy home and entertain family and friends. Or perhaps you need some home equity to pay for college tuition. Lots of home and real estate decisions to make.
A big part of your net worth is built into your primary home or multiple homes if you previously bought investment properties. The big question for you is “do you have visibility into what the net worth really is and what is the forecasted value of this key part of your retirement?” Read More
Setting up an office can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time. It’s almost impossible to anticipate which office supplies you’ll need in the future. This can be frustrating and may lead to making wrong decisions. Another scenario is when you’ve been at your workplace for a while and your office somehow has become an unpleasant environment over the years and you need to make it functional again. In any case, what you need is to set your priorities straight and create a list of three categories ‒ very important, important and not that important. Start off this way and it will be much easier. We are here to give some suggestions and help you organize and decorate your office. Read More
As a Generation Xers, your financial life gets a little more complicated. You start juggling more things and your time is compressed because you have multiple demands. You moved into a bigger house because of the kids. Maybe you start thinking about saving for retirement. You need a vacation. Your kids are expensive and want everything.
How do you balance all the competing financial demands? One method of staying in control is to segment the different key aspects of your finances. Consolidate your investments in one place to manage them. Have one system to manage your income, family bills and credit cards. Read More
Summer is definitely the time to get outside and bring friends and family together. It is a time for hiking, boating, golfing and so much more. This time of year gets us outside grilling away for healthier eating. We wanted to help you get prepared in case you decide to invite family and friends over to celebrate summer with you. These seven tips will help you prepare before you host an outdoor BBQ. Being prepared for any fun in your backyard might find you throwing a couple of BBQ parties. Read More
Having a patio is perhaps one of the more rewarding aspects of being a home owner. When you build a patio, you will have an area that will serve as an extension of your home. It is also a place where you can dine with your family, entertain visitors or just plain relax with a glass of wine in one hand and a book in the other. And all this you can do in the open air, as you enjoy the morning sun or the cool night breeze.
To fully enjoy your patio, you need to outfit it with furniture that would complement it best. Do this right, and your patio will become the most popular spot in your entire home. So what are the best types of furniture for your patio? Read More