Weekly Updates

4
Feb

Home Office Deduction

If your home is your principal place of work and you dedicate an office or portion of your home to work, then you may be able to deduct expenses. This applies to homeowners and renters alike. Here are some requirements to consider for this deduction:   You use your home office regularly and exclusively, and your home is your principal

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4
Feb

Recipe Of The Week

The Best, Old-School Popcorn Serves 2-3         Ingredients:   3 Tbsp. peanut oil (try coconut oil for a different taste or avocado oil for no taste) 3 oz. best-quality popcorn kernels, approximately ½ cup ½ tsp. fine popcorn salt 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter   Directions:   Put the oil, popcorn, and salt in a large, 6-quart, metal

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4
Feb

Quote Of The Week

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”   – Oprah Winfrey

4
Feb

Markets Gain Again

Weekly Update – February 4, 2019   Last week closed out one of stocks’ top January performances in years. In fact, both the S&P 500 and Dow posted their best January results in at least 3 decades.[i] For the week, major domestic indexes were also up. The S&P 500 gained 1.57%, the Dow added 1.32%, and the NASDAQ increased 1.38%.[ii]

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28
Jan

Community Cleanup, Keep Your Block Clean

For 20 years, the Great American Cleanup has conducted grassroots projects that engage volunteers to clean up and remove litter from parks, streets, and other public spaces. In fact, in 2017, 186 million pounds of litter were collected by volunteers across the country. You can take action on your own with some simple tips to set an example and help

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28
Jan

Lift Your Mood with an Essential Oil Diffuser

  Diffusers are ultrasonic devices that, when filled with water and essential oils, emit a mist with an essence that can lift your spirits. Here are a few tips to help you get started:   Start with simple blends or single notes: Use scents that you like. Try combining 4 – 12 drops of lavender and rosemary or eucalyptus and

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28
Jan

Maintain Your Angle

If you’re having trouble generating power with your swing, you might be losing the angle before you make contact with the ball. Here’s what you should be doing: From the top of your backswing, drop your hands rapidly and bring the club down. At the bottom, the club shaft should form nearly a 90° angle with your arm. You don’t

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28
Jan

Watch Out for Tax Scams

  Each year, thousands of taxpayers fall victim to phone and email phishing scams that are designed to obtain your personal information and/or your money. You could receive telephone calls offering sweepstakes, winnings, or tech support. These numbers can be blocked on most cell phones. Or you may receive emails claiming to be from the IRS (this is known as

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28
Jan

Recipe Of The Week

Spinach-Orange Salad    Ingredients:   6 slices prosciutto (you can use bacon as a replacement) 2 oranges, zest, and juice (zest them first, then squeeze the juice) 1 – 2 additional oranges, sectioned (supremed) 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp. honey 1 – 2 cloves garlic, peeled ¾ tsp. salt ¾ tsp. freshly ground black pepper ¾ cup extra virgin

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28
Jan

Quote Of The Week

“Happiness is found in the absence of expectation and a continuous focus on appreciation.” – Tony Robbins