The Illinois CPA Society is making New Year's resolutions a bit easier for all of us in 2011. They have suggested a number of things to improve your personal finances during the year. Check out this short list from the Society for things you might want put your financial house in order:
Start Saving. Could you take the $50 you just spent on that sweater and save it instead? Cut back on downloads or dining out? Review what you spent money on in 2010 for ideas on places to cut back.
Set a reachable goal. Whether it's getting out of debt or buying a home, plan to accomplish something with your money in 2011. Put away a small amount each month towards your goal.
Save it for a rainy day. My Grandmother always told me to put a little money back in case I needed it later. Apparently the Illinois CPAs agree! Prepare for a layoff or […]
As we all know, selling your home can be a challenge. We see home buyers every day who want to buy a McHenry new home from Gerstad Builders, but first need to sell their existing home. After living in a home for many years, we accept some things that a new buyer might not accept. So let's talk through those items in order to make our home "picture perfect."
Most of these tips for selling your home can be done with little or no money, just a little bit of time. Your home improvements will bring big dollars when it comes time to negotiate your price. And, these little fixes may mean the difference in selling your home, or not.
Declutter - Yes, that means to rid your home of clutter. As a seller, you want the prospects to look at your home, not your personal belongings which tend to clutter their mind when touring the home.
Paint - Give your home a fresh coat of a neutral paint. Potential buyers want to move in to a clean, fresh environment. […]