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Sep
17

Advantages of a limited liability company

By forming an LLC instead of a corporation, you get all the profits of forming a corporation but you avoid a few risks that you would run into if you formed a corporation. When you form a corporation, you subject yourself to double taxation and excessive paperwork. Both of those displeasures can be avoided if you form an LLC. There are many different types of companies you can start (i.e. S Corporation, LLC, C Corporation, etc.) and while it really does depend upon your situation of what type of corporation to start, I like the LLC the best for several

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Sep
15

The risks and advantages of buying a house

The many benefits to buying have been well promoted. There are a ton of benefits to buying the right home in the right place. You can make additions to it, remodel it, and increase it’s value while living in it. One thing my wife and I have done in our current place is added new hardwood floors to all of the rooms, remodeled the bathroom completely making it more modern and immaculate, and remodeled the kitchen completely with all new appliances, new tile floors and bran new appliances. Recently, we have paid off the place in full and plan on

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Sep
12

How to beat inflation for retirement

What is Inflation? Inflation is simply when the monetary unit of a country buys fewer goods and services over a prolonged period of time. So, to buy one gallon of milk might have taken you two minutes of work to pay for that milk a year ago, but today you need to work five minutes to pay for the same gallon of milk. When applied to everything you need, that translates into much more time spent to pay for necessities. The United States has seen a continual degradation of the dollar due to inflation, but it is possible for countries

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Sep
11

How to sell your house for the best possible price

When you have reached a decision to sell your house, you may be influenced to just put it available on the market instantly to see if anyone will express interest in buying. Potential buyers will look beyond the surface appearance and “see the possibilities.” Unfortunately, those days are mostly gone. Today’s customers want to move in with little or no maintenance required. The risk is that you do 15 or more showings and get no offers. Such information spreads like wild fire in the market and it may difficult to recover from a bad first impression. Trying to sell your

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Sep
5

Closing all loops

In the fantastic book “Getting Things Done” by David Allen, he talks about closing all your open loops. Open loops are anything you have planned to get done but it’s been put on the backburner. Your desk might be full of papers, your computer full of files and your brain stuffed with open loops. All the things you need to get done but haven’t gotten around to yet. You have to always be closing all loops in your business in order to be successful. Closing these loops will help you become more productive and focused in everything you do. It’s

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