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Good Financial Habits

financial habits can help you saveIn this issue of my Monthly Item of Value, learn good financial habits that will help you throughout your lifetime.

By following this list of tips, you will be able to make the most of the money coming in and help your lower your debt and raise your savings and investments.

  • Be mindful of spending.
  • Create and stick to a budget.
  • Pay off one debt at a time.
  • Continue building your emergency savings.
  • Keep contributing to your retirement.
  • Create a budget.

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How to Choose the Right Firewood

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about choosing firewood.

How to Choose the Right Firewood

While warm fires are the last thing you want burning in your house in the summer heat, fall and brisk winter nights are right around the corner. When cooler days come around, you should start by cleaning out your fireplace and getting a chimney inspection. Once your chimney has been prepped, you need to choose the right firewood.

Clean Sweep choosing firewood

Dry Firewood is the Best Firewood

As a general rule of thumb, remember that dry firewood is the best firewood. Wood is filled with small tubes that run water from the roots below the ground into the trunk and branches. When the wood is cut, those tubes will still have moisture in them...

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August Calendar of Events

August Calendar of Events

Lots of activities are happening in August around Baltimore. Exciting events are taking place including music, food and O’s games.


Moonrise Festival in August

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The Moonrise Festival is at Pimlico Racetrack August 10-11.


Kenny Chesney at Merriweather Post Pavilion in August

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Kenny Chesney fans will be happy to see him with Old Dominion at Merriweather Post Pavilion on August 22.


Fells Point Farmers' Market

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The Fells Point Farmers’ Market is every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m through November.


Pints in the Park hosted by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

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Bring your thirst to the Pints in the Park the second Friday of each month through October at Center Plaza located at N. Charles & Fayette Streets. Hosted by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.


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Port Discovery – Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice Exhibit...

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Stay Organized and Clutter-Free

In this Monthly Item of Value learn about how to stay organized and clutter-free.

We all have problems with accumulating clutter in our homes. Making sure everything has a place to be put away.

Not having more than we need seems to be a problem for many Americans. Try to donate or give away at least one thing for every new item you bring in the house to get a handle on clutter.

Taking these tips to heart, you will find that the amount of clutter in your home will be reduced. These tips are especially helpful if you are thinking about buying or selling your home. The less you move, the better. And if you are showing your home – the less clutter you have, the more attractive your home will look to others.

If you are interesting in buying or selling a home, please contact Gigi today to get...

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3920 Wilke Avenue

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3920 Wilke Avenue

Wow! The newly renovated kitchen at 3920 Wilke Avenue has rich cabinetry, gorgeous hardwood floor, neutral carpet and fresh paint. This home is an ideal pick for a budget minded first time home buyer or savvy investing looking to add to their rental portfolio...

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Why it Makes Sense to Hire a Pro

hire a pro for best resultsHire a Professional for Best Results

In this Monthly Item of Value, we’re talking about hiring a professional. No matter what improvements you are doing to your home, it’s always a good idea to hire a pro. When the safety of your home and family is in play, it’s often more important to use a professional who knows what they are doing rather than finding the cheapest way to do it.

To read the full text “Why it Makes Sense to Hire a Pro” click or tap here.

I have a list of trusted individuals who can help with just about anything around the house. Feel free to contact me to discuss my list of preferred partners.

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Stress and Your Clutter

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros on stress and your clutter.

stress and clutterPsychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter said in an article in Psychology Today, “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.”

Touching causes an emotional attachment, and that makes us attached to the things around our homes. The pain of giving up something reaches the anterior cingulate cortex part of the brain. It’s the same place associated with physical pain, so the pain you feel when giving up your belongings is real.

That’s how we are attached to our clutter, bu...

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June Calendar of Events

June Calendar of Events

Lots of activities are happening this month in and around Baltimore. Exciting events are taking place including the big Sand Mandala with Tibetan Monks, Bikes and Beers and Orioles games.


calendar of june events flotilla

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3rd Annual Baltimore Floatilla at the Canton Waterfront Park to raise funds to protect the harbor on June 9 at 2:00 pm.


Calendar of June Events sand mandala

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Baltimore Yoga Village Presents Creation of the Sand Mandala with Tibetan Monks from June 26-July 1st, 11:00 am-5:30 pm.


Bikes and Beers

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Bikes and Beers – A bike ride that focuses on local craft beer and benefits Baltimore cycling! June 23


Orioles

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Lots of dates in June: The Orioles are home June 11-13 vs. Boston, June 15-17 vs. Miami, May 25-28 vs...

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BGE recycling event of window AC units and dehumidifiers

BGE recyclingIf you’re a BGE customer with a working window AC unit or dehumidifier, take advantage of the BGE recycling program and get a $25 rebate for your troubles. This incentive by the energy company is to help you recycle the units and reduce what goes into the landfill. Each BGE customer is eligible for two donations. This is an opportunity to get a little cash back for something you no longer need.

BGE recycling event for AC units

Window AC and dehumidifier event:

The recycling event will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Columbia Athletic Club, 5435 Beaverkill Rd, Columbia, MD 21044. 

Bring your BGE account number or a bill along with you to receive credit. BGE helpers will even unload the items from your car in order to make it easier for you.

According to BGE, about 95% of the units c...

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1021 East Lake Avenue

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1021 East Lake Avenue

Act now to own this beautifully renovated Lake Walker town home located at 1021 East Lake Avenue and within walking distance of Baltimore’s popular Belvedere Square.

You will adore the wide open floor plan. Enjoy granite counters, stainless appliances and gorgeous hardwood floors that anchor the first level...

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