Get Ahead of Your 2013 Taxes

Regardless of your opinion about taxes, we can all agree that nobody should overpay their taxes. Here are six sound ideas that you may want to consider this month that may provide some tax savings to your household. Pay Bills Ahead of Time If you itemize, paying some bills early may minimize your deductions. For example, if you pay your January 2014 mortgage payment and your 2014 property taxes in...

Is There Lasting Value in Remodeling Trends?

When you’re spending thousands to remodel a kitchen or bath, you want those updates to last a while. To help you get ahead of and sort out the kitchen and bathroom trends -- pity the last fool to install an avocado appliance in the 1970s. Enjoy your home; remodel so that you love where you live. Still, with a couple of exceptions, these five kitchen and bath trends offer lasting...