Standard or Itemized Deductions

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 increased the standard deduction to $24,000 for married couples. There will be some instances that homeowners may be better off taking the standard deduction than itemizing their deductions. In the past, homeowners would most likely be better off itemizing but the $10,000 limit of state and local[…]

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What Will You Learn?

“Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins Those two quotes really sit well together for me. If we want to get better, if we want to get to the next level, whatever that is[…]

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Ready, Set, GOOOO!

“Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer The new year is here. Are you ready? It was girl scouts, or maybe the boy scouts, who said, “Be Prepared.” I have spent most all of December and this first week of January getting ready for what I believe will be a[…]

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Books, Books, Books 2018: Has the Bar Been Lowered?

Maybe it’s just me, but yikes…. there are a lot of books being published. AND….. unfortunately many are, at best, mediocre. I get it, the world’s attention span is shrinking. Maybe, however, authors could take that into account and stop while they’re ahead. If you only have 85 pages worth of things to say, maybe[…]

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Trends Part 2: Trends in Real Estate for 2019

In this episode we’ll look at some of the predicted and not so predicted trends for real estate in the coming year. 2019, according to many experts, will be fast and furious, and only the fit will survive. Take a listen. See what you think. Questions or comment below or send to richteaches@gmail.com

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More Comfortable, Convenient and Secure

Smart home technology promises to make your home more comfortable, convenient and secure. It may not be the home from the Jetson’s but artificial intelligence is the hope to make it the home of the future which is available now and controlled from anywhere you have an Internet connection. When Alexa appeared at Christmas-time two[…]

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Embracing 2019 With A Plan!

With 2018 quickly coming to a close, most business owners and entrepreneurs have either already began planning for the coming year or are in the process. To help with that, here are 6 steps to creating that awesome plan for 2019: 1. Re-evaluate 2018 2. Determine your goals 3. Know your numbers 4. Plan for[…]

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Tony Robbins, Certainty, Hallmark Movies…

Tony Robbins says that one of our biggest human needs is the need for certainty. While there may be many manifestations of that need, I offer a holiday place of certainty: The Hallmark Christmas Movie. Hallmark movie, certainty? You bet. There a plethora of characteristics that bind the Hallmark Christmas movies. Here are eleven: 1.[…]