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What to do When Your Home Appraisal Comes in Low

What to do When Your Home Appraisal Comes in Low 8

Imagine you’ve been saving money for the down payment on your first home. You and your significant other have been watching the listings like anxious hawks. Your real estate agent has begrudgingly put up with showing you house after house after house for months on end. Then you find the one. It’s beautiful. It has the … Read more

How to Lower Your Property Taxes

How to Lower Your Property Taxes 25

Home prices have been in decline since the housing bubble burst several years ago. Yet the tax assessed values of homes hasn’t moved as drastically. The truth is if you’ve been living in your home for a significant amount of time and your neighborhood or city has been hit hard with tanking real estate values, … Read more

What is Preferred Stock, Types of Preferred Shares, and Risks?

What is Preferred Stock, Types of Preferred Shares, and Risks? 30

You may have heard about preferred stock (or preferred share) before, but exactly how are they different from common stock  (or ordinary share). Preferred stock is a another form of ownership in a company. Preferred stock is treated differently than common stock and has significant differences in the type of relationship the shareholder has with … Read more

What is a 1099-K and What You Need to Know

What is a 1099-K and What You Need to Know 35

If you drive for Uber or Lyft, sell stuff on Amazon or eBay, or process sales through online payment processors like Square and PayPal; there is a good chance that you received a 1099-K form this year. If you received one and don’t know what it is, it is critical you have a full understanding … Read more