How to Prepare for a Winter Storm

Who doesn’t love a snow day? Cozying up to the fireplace, watching the snowflakes fall one-by-one until the ground becomes a blanket of white. What a fun treat to wake up to some snow covered branches this morning. It is certainly a beautiful sight, but it can also be a dreaded time for homeowners who are not prepared in the event of a blizzard. This winter, be sure to prepare for a snowstorm and stock up on some household items that will be sure to get you through those dangerously low temperatures, high winds, and icy conditions. It is always best to anticipate the loss of power during a blizzard. With high winds and heavy snow, many people in this area lose power. In anticipation of a pow

How to Save Money on Property Taxes: Apply for the Homestead Tax Credit

Did you know that if you qualify for the Homestead Tax Credit you could be eligible to receive approximately $692 on your property taxes each year. In order to qualify, the property must be your primary residence and lived in at least six months out of the year. If you recently purchased a property, you must live in the property one fiscal tax year prior to being eligible for this credit. For further information on this credit, you can call 1-866-650-8783 or email at This tax credit assists homeowners like you with assessment increases on your primary residence by limiting the increase in taxable assessments to a fixed percentage. This can give homeowners a subst

Is it time to Tidy Up?

It’s a new year and many of us seek out new organizational techniques and set goals to declutter our lives. About a year ago, I read "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo. I thought with the new year it would be a great time to share some of the things I have adapted over the past year. It has been a year since I read the book, but I continue to implement many of the tips I learned from the book. It can be overwhelming to adapt to some of these lifestyle changes, but if you know me – I need to be organized and I DO NOT like clutter. My kids sometimes get upset and tell me that “I get rid of everything.” I really HATE clutter. It makes my heart race and we all know that’s not







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