Should You Invest Your IRA in Real Estate? By: Maurice Stouse IRAs – Individual Retirement Accounts, continue to be one of the keys Americans have to save for and invest in their retirement. For many years the investments available included savings accounts, CDs, annuities and mutual funds. In time, many investment...
By Chris Balzer    But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet No one would dispute having the beauty of soft natural light shining through our windows puts a smile on our face and warms the heart.  We have...
By Victoria Ostrosky What in the?...who was playing a song in the middle of the night? Luke’s brain finally kicked - it was his cell phone. 2 a.m. and his phone was ringing. That was not a good sign. He cleared his throat and groggily croaked, “Hello?” A firm and...
By Chris Balzar, ECES As children, some places are scary: the space under the bed, a cracked closet door or shadows in the dark which could drive imaginations wild. As adults, some have different scary places: the bank balance, the retirement investments, children going off to college, a friend or...
Furniture South Announces Interior Designer of the Year Furniture South recently awarded Becky Wetzler as the Designer of the Year for 2016....
By Tad Hunter One of the advantages of investing in real estate is provided under the Internal Revenue Service, Code 1031. The tax on the profit from a real estate sale can be delayed until a later date when you enter into a qualified exchange or purchase. Because of the...

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Becoming a Smarter Giver

By: Maurice Stouse As we approach the end of the year, many Americans are looking to make or complete their charitable intentions for 2018. While the tax laws have made some changes to charitable giving, investors and savers alike are looking to not only give but to give more smartly....

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