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Dear Dave, I have cousins who are thinking about moving back to Connecticut from Virginia. They’ll be renting for a while, and I have an unoccupied rental house. Do you think renting to family is a bad idea?

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Preparation

Where to Begin? Preparation for your tax appointment should begin in January. Right after the New Year, set up a safe storage location, such as a file drawer, cupboard, or safe. As you receive pertinent records, file them right away, before you forget or lose them. Make this a habit, and you’ll find your job a lot easier on your appointment date. Other general suggestions to prepare for your appointment include…

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The Ultimate Love Letter

When you love someone, it’s the big and the little things that make it last. Whether you are unclogging the toilet, earning money for the mortgage, washing the dishes and dirty clothes, listening to their day, their challenges or managing investments for a long-term payoff, to name a few. These are some of the ways to say ‘I love you’ in a practical way. Loving someone is about keeping their best interests in mind. Love chases away fear. Love does everything it can to protect and preserve.

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Tax Refund

You may not get much of a thrill from filing your taxes, but the process becomes much more enjoyable if you’re expecting a refund. So, if one is headed your way, what should you do with the money? The answer depends somewhat on the size of the refund. For the 2017 tax year, the average refund was about $2,760 – not a fortune, but big enough to make an impact in your life. Suppose, for example, that you invested this amount in a tax-deferred vehicle, such as a traditional IRA and then did not add another penny to it for 30 years.

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The Ultimate Love Letter

When you love someone, it’s the big and the little things that make it last. Whether you are unclogging the toilet, earning money for the mortgage, washing the dishes and dirty clothes, listening to their day, their challenges or managing investments for a long-term payoff, to name a few. These are some of the ways to say ‘I love you’ in a practical way. Loving someone is about keeping their best interests in mind. Love chases away fear. Love does everything it can to protect and preserve.

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Dave Says

Dear Dave,

I have cousins who are thinking about moving back to Connecticut from Virginia. They’ll be renting for a while, and I have an unoccupied rental house. Do you think renting to family is a bad idea?

-Katherine

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In Preparation for your Tax Appointment

Where to Begin? Preparation for your tax appointment should begin in January. Right after the New Year, set up a safe storage location, such as a file drawer, cupboard, or safe. As you receive pertinent records, file them right away, before you forget or lose them. Make this a habit, and you’ll find your job a lot easier on your appointment date.

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Dave Says

I just accepted a new job that will pay me $30,000 a year more than my old position. I’ve got about $55,000 in debt I’ve been working hard to pay off, and I know now I need to adjust my budget. Do you have any advice?

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When are You the ‘Right Age’ to Buy Life Insurance?

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room… life insurance! Everyone needs life insurance but nobody wants to talk about it. No one wants to consider that they could die prematurely or get diagnosed with an illness. However, not having the proper life insurance policy in place is the last thing that you want to happen, should disaster strike. According to Investopedia, “In 2015, individuals between 18 and 35 overestimated the cost of a policy by 213%.” You have a powerful mind. You can make great decisions. You will live 2018 better, wiser and more effectively than you ever have before!

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The Ugly Truth about Tax Reform

“I am so excited to file my taxes,” said no one ever! Yet, here we are again with another filing season upon us. As you begin to take part in the devastatingly long process of filing your taxes, there are a few things you may want to know. There are two bills in the air regarding tax reform. By the time you file your taxes either it will be law, or it will still be in the reconciliation process.

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Who can think of a better topic to discuss on Valentine's Day than chocolate and wine? I know I can't. Corks and Cuvée will be opening on February 24th in Olde Town Conyers.

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February 24, 2018, 6:00pm - February 24, 2018, 10:00pm

It’s Party time! We are having an end of season skating party and everyone is invited. DJ Life will be spinning the tunes. We will have games, discounts and giveaways all night long! Discounted pre-sale tickets available! Buy one get one 50% off! Online only!

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Who wants to teach their kids to love learning? Dr. Nadra Powell is cultivating this love at High Achievers Education Center in Olde Town Conyers. In this season of love, make your way over to this cozy little schoolhouse to see what they're all about.

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Deon Cannon always gives us great advice! Contact Deon Cannon Realty for all of your real estate needs.

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Life insurance is the ultimate love letter! Will you call a professional and let them help you write a new type of love letter this month. Contact Andrew Jernigan if you are interested in getting life insurance to take care of the people you care about!

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Yes, tax season is upon us! Butler-Davis gives us some good tips for getting ready for your tax appointment. Always be prepared and contact Butler-Davis for all your tax needs!

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Forgot to plan something for Valentine's Day? No worries, Tin Plate has you covered. Psychology studies have found that couples who compete together are stronger! Come strengthen your relationship with the one you love by taking part in a little healthy competition at Tin Plate tomorrow night! ... See MoreSee Less

Tin Plate Valentine's Day Couples Trivia

February 14, 2018, 7:00pm - February 14, 2018, 9:00pm

COUPLES ONLY TRIVIA! Otherwise, same trivia as usual with Danny B. The winning couple will get a Tin Plate gift certificate to use on your next time in! Half Price wine all day Wednesday too! Come join in the fun! No reservations. Sorry.

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