Mark Brandon has been working in the construction industry for several years. He shares his own experiences, as well as the knowledge he has learned from other professionals working in the same field at Safe and Sound Property Inspections and in websites such as this one. In this article, he talks about things to consider […]

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Selling a home right now is proving to be difficult for many people, but if you follow these tips, you can remove any doubts that your home is in anything but tip top shape, and that’s what you’re hoping to create in your buyer’s mind. You have them IN YOUR HOME. Make them want to stay. Make them feel so comfortable and “at home” that they never want to leave. Set the hook and reel them in with your pristine home!

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In a previous article on networking mistakes, I addressed several of the stumbling blocks that many people encounter when beginning to network. But to make those mistakes, you have to at least get started! This article addresses 12 potential avenues for networking that you may have overlooked. There’s no better job search or career exploration […]

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8 Retail Ripoff Tactics

by Ron Haynes

Think you’ve seen every retail ripoff? Think again. Here are 8 commonly used tactics used by retailers and car dealers to separate you from your hard earned dollars. Read these and be prepared for the next time!

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Is Refinancing My Car Loan Worth My Time?

by Ron Haynes

As the prices of automobiles continue to increase, most buyers today consider it inevitable they will have to take out a loan to purchase their dream vehicle. However, the downside of a car loan is often the amount of the monthly payment as well as the length of the loan. Because many of today’s loans […]

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Preparing for Your Home Inspection

by Ron Haynes

Home buyers may be as unique as the homes they are looking to buy, but they all share a common desire to ensure that the home they will call their own is as good beneath the surface as it appears to be. They will have concerns about the roof, the heating system, the floors and […]

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Ready to FIRE Half Your Staff?

by Ron Haynes

Management can be an absolute joy when you have the right people in the right positions. And if all those people communicate well, avoid petty gossip, respond properly to suggestions from management and co-workers, and hit their revenue and profit goals … well, it doesn’t get much better. On the flip side, management can be […]

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12 Truths About Procrastination and You (and me, too)

by Ron Haynes

We’ve all done it: put off what we know we should do, waiting until a later time. While many of us are professional procrastinators, the truth is very few people always do everything on time. Sometimes a “wait-and-see” approach pays off, but that process requires thoughtful judgment, and really isn’t the same as procrastination. Forms […]

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Office Politics – How to Manage Your Boss, Your Co-Workers, and Yourself

by Ron Haynes

Office politics are no different than any other politics. They are a generalized set of (mostly unwritten) rules that govern how we interact with each other. You may be thinking, “Nice definition, Ron, but office politics are what gets me in trouble, keeps me from advancing in my career, and keeps me from making a […]

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Beware of These Four Tax Preparation Scams

by Ron Haynes

Though most people who prepare tax returns are professionals and render correct, honest, thoughtful and excellent service to their tax return clients, some DO occasionally make a basic math error of miss a deduction. Those aren’t the people you need to beware of. No, I’m talking about the fly-by-night types that engage in fraud and […]

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Don’t Panic: There’s Still Time To Complete Your Taxes

by Ron Haynes

Yes, the deadline is just around the corner but even if you’ve waited until today, you still have time to get your taxes completed. Even if you don’t think you have time, you can always use one of the big tax software firms to file IRS form 4868, getting an extension until August. Get ‘em […]

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It’s Time To Get Serious About Your Taxes

by Ron Haynes

Are you one of the 40 million US taxpayers to file a tax return after April 5th? That number represents around 30% of all tax returns! If you haven’t gotten started on your tax return just yet, if you want to meet this year’s deadline, today’s the day to get started and getting started is […]

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Successful Investing Summed Up in 5 Simple Rules

by Ron Haynes

Doing well in finance isn’t really about memorizing financial formulas, getting certified by any of the numbers agencies that tell people you’re and expert, or even necessarily “who you .” It’s more about patience and an even-keeled personality. That’s why individuals with no formal financial or economic training can understand investing. Physicians could require a […]

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