Having just made it through another tax filing season, the last thing you want to hear right now is more talk on investments and returns. However, thinking about your tax filing strategies now can ensure that you owe the government less (or that they even pay you) in the future. So if you want to save on your 2019 taxes, then the time to start planning is right now.

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With summer just around the corner, many people will be heading to their local pool for the first swim of the season. Others, however, will be skipping the trip, instead making use of the pool they’ve added to their backyard. If you love swimming and want to enjoy this pastime on a regular basis, you might be considering adding a pool to your own home, but is it worth the investment? What does a pool add or take away from your home? Here are just a few of the pros and cons to consider before you take the plunge and install your home’s very own pool.

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Energy conservation is crucial to the health of our planet. Energy efficiency means that you are doing the same jobs without using as much energy. Or another way of looking at it is to make minor sacrifices in order to improve efficiency and decrease those dirty carbon footprints.

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Reaching your financial goals can be a seemingly unending journey. Just as soon as you successfully squirrel away some funds into your savings account or finally pay off that credit card debt, another financial obligation rears its ugly head and you’re once again coughing up the cash. These struggles are exactly why many people turn to professionals for help.

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Were you aware that nearly 12% of US citizens had a credit score below 550 in 2016?

A credit score below 550 is considered to be bad. If you’re in this situation, you need to learn a few tips on improving your credit score in the future.

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In what many experts are describing as shocking, millennials are starting to invest in real estate in significant numbers. Many expected the generation that grew up in the worst recession since the Great Depression to hold off on buying homes and property of their own, but this spending-savvy generation has beaten the odds. Of course, many would-be millennial homebuyers are struggling with student loans and bad credit scores.

We can’t help you pay off those student loans, but we do have some tips for buying a home with bad credit. If you’re looking for your first home as a credit-challenged millennial, then use these top tips to help you save a bit of money while still getting the perfect house to call home.

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For many people, flipping houses can seem like a great way to earn a profit. If you’ve got the money to invest in an affordable house, a successful house flip will put you several thousand dollars ahead of where you were before. However, flipping can be a risky investment; you could buy a house in need of more repair than you plan for, or the real estate market can take an unexpected turn. If you’re looking into flipping a home, here are a few tips to make sure your house flip isn’t a flop.

 

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