It sucks when you live up to your commitments while others don’t. This is the story of how my home’s value suffered because of that scenario and all the hoops I jumped through to get help using HAMP, HARP 2.0 & The Hardest Hit Fund!
Being a homeowner involves much more than just buying a house (or condo). There are so many misconceptions and issues that go undiscussed. I learned many the hard way and I tell you all about them!
Online advice about money can be a crap-shoot. It’s just like shopping for clothes, actually–what looks good on a screen can look differently or may not fit in real life.
Do your own taxes or pay someone? If you’re on the fence about using online tax programs such as TurboTax or TaxSlayer to file your taxes, you should read this. As a tax pro, I give you insights that aren’t found in general program “reviews”.
Saving is great, but not as good as increasing your earnings. Increasing your earnings is great, but doesn’t help if you spend it all. Neither on their own is optimal for building wealth–so which one do you choose for wealth creation?
A tax preparer works for you so treat it as if you are interviewing a potential employee–and ask these questions to find a professional worth working with.