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The Pros and Cons of Investing in Real Estate

Aug 20, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

The Pros and Cons of Investing in Real Estate

Real estate investments can be very profitable, but there are also plenty of pitfalls involved. It’s important to weigh the pros and cons of investing in property before you commit to a purchase. Knowing what to expect can greatly increase your chances of success.

Pros

  1. It’s pretty simple. You don’t have to know a lot of specialized terms to get started. There’s quite a bit of paperwork involved, but a good realtor can help you through it. As long as you make sure your inspection and property assessment are in order, there’s little risk of making a bad purchase.

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Tech Gadgets to Kick Off the School Year

Aug 18, 2014 in Tech. 0 Comment

Tech Gadgets to Kick Off the School Year

It’s that time of year again. Apart from the standard items that made the list from the school, you may also want to invest in some useful back-to-school gadgets. Take a look at these must-have tech items to kick off the school year. 

Tylt Energi+Backpack

The Energi+Backpack by Tylt is more than just a standard backpack. Like many new bags, the backpack also serves as a charging station. With computing devices becoming more and more essential for educational purposes, you don’t want to have to stop to plug in. The Energi+Backpack allows users to keep moving without worrying about finding an outlet. The charging cables can be conveniently routed to any one of the five external or two internal pockets. The removable lithium-ion battery provides up to four full smartphone charges or one full tablet charge. The battery charges via a USB port, and even has an NFC Tag in the shoulder strap. Additionally, there is a strategically placed headphone pass-thru. This next generation backpack has a retail price of $199.

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What You Should Know About At-Home Waxing

Aug 15, 2014 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment

What You Should Know About At-Home Waxing

Hair removal is a trend that doesn’t seem to be fading any time soon. Whether you’re a man or woman, chances are you’ve either had a wax or considered getting one. If you’ve visited a salon for a waxing service, you know that regular visits can be costly. The alternative is to attempt the procedure yourself. Before you do, there are several things you should know to avoid pain, irritation, and some horrific memories. Here are some tricks of the trade as well as how to prepare your skin and after-wax care.

What to Wax?

Common areas for women’s waxing include lip, chin, eyebrows, legs, underarms and bikini area. Men who wax typically concentrate their hair removal on the back and chest, but may also go for waxing their unibrow. The areas you plan to wax should be a deciding factor in determining whether or not you should attempt it yourself. For example, the face, legs and chest are all fairly simple to tackle yourself. However, if you’re a woman who wants an underarm wax or a full Brazilian, or if you’re a man who would like a smooth, hairless back, you’re going to need some help from either a trusted friend or professional. 

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Financing Options for Homebuyers

Aug 13, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Financing Options for Homebuyers

For many, navigating the ins and outs of financing a home is a daunting prospect. Few people have the cash upfront to pay for a house, making it necessary to find a way to fund their purchase. Here’s an overview of the types of home loans available and their pros and cons.

Conventional Loans

This type of loan is a fixed-rate mortgage and is not federally insured or guaranteed. While loan costs such as private mortgage insurance can be lower with conventional loans, it is often more difficult to qualify for them. Requirements include a high credit score, down payment and income guidelines to establish that repayment is possible.

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What Can a CPA Do for a Small Business?

Aug 11, 2014 in Business/Finance. 0 Comment

What Can a CPA Do for a Small Business?

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) can provide a variety of services to their clients. From monthly financial reviews and yearly tax preparation to business coaching, a good accountant can navigate the ins and outs of your books and help you remain profitable. Finding the right person for the job is a matter of determining your needs, vetting your potential hire, and making sure that the requirements and fees are communicated clearly.

What Do You Need?

Most outside firms and individual accountants do not handle day-to-day transactions or other in-house operations. Payroll, cash management, bank reconciliation and general account ledgers are other examples of items usually handled by your own business. Analysis, problem-solving, tax return and financial statement preparation, and other consulting work are all within the scope of an outside firm or CPA. 

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