How I Almost Fell Victim to a Tax Scam

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By Leanne Goff

This is the time of year when everyone is planning for the big upcoming tax day. This is especially true for REALTORS® of whom the vast majority are independent contractors. It’s critically important that all records are maintained and reported accurately. If you’re like me, all of the information must be perfect. Expense receipts should be in …

Micro-Projections About the Economy

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By Lauren Campbell I have a passion for reading and studying all things related to the economy, so I wanted to share some of my predictions for 2016: This year you can expect the national economy to have positive growth, and a major driver of that growth will be household spending increases (year-over-year). The increase in spending correlates with the …

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Help Your Clients With Their Credit Scores: It Could Save Them $253/Month

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By Marc Guzman We all know how important your credit score is when it comes to borrowing money for credit cards, auto loans and home loans.  But how many of us really take the time to educate our clients on the benefits of preparing their credit score before they buy a home? Buying a home can be very exciting and …