A vision board is a great way to transform your dreams into reality. When you constantly see your aspirations in front of you, it’s a reminder of what you will achieve with all your hard work. Even if arts and crafts aren’t your jam, there are some steps you can take to visualize your dreams without breaking out the scissors and glue. Choose a medium, then follow these tips to craft your vision board and bring your dreams to life!
Whether you want to visit the Great Wall of China or start your own business, chances are you’ve got a dream in your life that you’d like to turn into a reality. The hard part is figuring out how to make that happen! With a little inspiration and some direction, it is possible to translate your dreams into achievable goals.
This month, we're sharing a road map to help you begin your journey. You’ll find a few tips on how to turn your dreams into solid goals. There are also guidelines to help you craft your bucket list — and a few words on why a bucket list shouldn’t just be created toward the end of your life.
It is our hope that this information will leave you hopeful and inspired. Best of luck turning your dreams into goals, and goals into results!
Being a tourist is fun and all, but you’ve got to admit, there’s something so fulfilling about doing at least part of your vacation like a local! You get to meet some pretty awesome people — some who may even become lifelong friends — plus, you get to visit the coolest restaurants and attractions that aren’t published in the guidebooks. This month, we're sharing some tips to help you travel like a local so you can get more out of your destination during your summer vacation.
Visiting somewhere fun this summer? If your travel plans are taking you up in the air, make the trip more enjoyable by reducing the stress of your airport experience.
Before you embark on your big vacation, be sure to read the enclosed flyer. You’ll find travel hacks that include some packing tips, a few apps to help track flight prices, ways to streamline your security experience and more.
Whether you’re a frequent flyer or taking your annual family vacation, we hope these tips will help you spend less time stressing about the journey and more time enjoying your destination. Bon voyage!
Chances are you went full-on Marie Kondo at the beginning of the year and decluttered your home. Now it’s time to clean up all that extra space! Traditional cleaners may contain harsh chemicals that could negatively impact your health. Here are a few natural alternatives to try out instead! And if spring cleaning is getting to you, and you need some reinforcements, give us a call — we have a great home cleaning service referral.
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy
Was your home hibernating this winter? May is a great time to freshen up your space for summer, so when it comes time to break out the hamburgers and hotdogs, your house becomes one less thing to worry about.
To help you get started, we’ve provided a brief checklist – think of it as your home maintenance cheat sheet. You’ll also find a guide for planning the perfect summer party, because nothing motivates home maintenance more than the promise of a great party!
As you work your way down the list, remember, we have an extensive network of contractors, landscapers, HVAC professionals, etc. If you need backup for anything, give us a call. We're happy to refer you to a top pro!
To rent or to buy, that is the question…while a monthly mortgage payment can seem intimidating at first, data show that it can actually save you money in the long run. Take a look at these stats on how much you can save as a homeowner. Remember, as always, we’re here to help with any of your home buying or selling needs and answer any questions you may have about the process!
You’ve probably heard the line, “with great power, comes great responsibility.” We can also flip that to homeownership: with great equity, comes great…mortgage payments. Sixty-six percent of Americans have a mortgage, and chances are, you may be one of them! Owning a home is one of the best things you can do to build equity and wealth, and paying off the mortgage comes with the territory in most cases.
This month, you’ll find some strategies to help you pay off your home early. Even if you implement one or two, you could find yourself on the fast-track to owning your home outright.
If you have questions about your own mortgage or how to get started, we have a great mortgage professional we can connect you with. Give us a call!
One of the most effective ways to build wealth is to make your money work for you. Passive income can be an easy way to grow your fortune – getting started is the hard part! Here is a quick look at the different types of investments to think about as you begin this piece of your wealth journey. If you’d like a referral for a great financial professional in our area, give us a call!
Would you like to become wealthier and leave a financial legacy? Although there’s no proven way to get rich quick, there are three timeless principles you can follow to begin to build your fortune over time.
This month, we're sending information that outlines principles of wealth from a book displayed on every entrepreneur’s shelf: The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason. This book offers practical advice to develop smart money habits. Also listed are some helpful books and podcasts to complement your financial journey.
Want a reputable financial pro to help keep you on track? Give us a call – we have a great referral!
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