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September Events

September events in the Baltimore area

Here are some September events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and support our Orioles or visit a farmers’ market. All of that and more is happening this month in our town.


22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival

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Celebrate the literary scene in Baltimore with 100,00 of your closest friends. Meet renowned and celebrity authors, attend book signings, watch panel discussions and cooking demonstrations, lots of children’s activities too. See lots of exhibitors, listen to live music and feast on gourmet food, beer & wine at the Inner Harbor, along the many blocks of Light St. & Key Highway.
501 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21201

410-752-8632
September 22, 2017 – September 24, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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How to Maintain Great Credit

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Perfect credit doesn’t have to be elusive. With time, patience and a few good habits, you can gradually improve your credit score over time. Eventually, great credit will be yours.

Do you know what your credit score is? If you do, can you understand what that means to your future financing of a home?

Click here for tips to help boost your credit score as well as some information on what defines “good” credit.

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August events

August events in the Baltimore area

Here are some August events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and support our Orioles or visit a farmers’ market. All of that and more is happening this month in our town.


Maryland State Fair

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You know the summer is almost over when it’s time for the state fair. The Maryland State Fair is a wonderful family event no matter what your age is. There are rides for small and big kids. If you don’t like the rides, you can see the animals. The 4-H has lots of animals on display as well as the large farm animals in the Cow Palace. And the food! Who doesn’t love fair food?! The fair always has lots of entertainment, including concerts. This year’s headliners are Hailstorm and Sabrina Carpenter.

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8 Ways to Reduce Clutter

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this month’s Tips from the Pros about ways to reduce clutter.

Everyday habits can drastically reduce clutter if you stick to it. By doing some simple tasks that take only a few minutes each day you will be able to get rid of the piles of laundry, stacks of dishes and towers of mail.

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Let go of the idea that everything needs to be perfect. A home that is manageable is not only achievable, but much more realistic.

  1. Write out a to do list for each day, preferably the night before, with everything you need to do. Prioritize everything so even if you don’t get through the list, you at least do the most important tasks. Check the list throughout the day. Cross off things you did and watch how productive you are...
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June events calendar

June events in the Baltimore area

Here are some June events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and support our Orioles or visit a farmers’ market. All of that and more is happening this month in our town.


Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival

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Stuff yourself full of delicious crabs! All you can drink beer served in a mug you get to keep. Also live music, some other food options for $35 per person.

201 Key Hwy Baltimore MD 21230
Baltimore, MD 21230
800-830-3976
Saturday, Jun 24, Session one: 11am – 3pm , Session two: 5pm – 9pm


Feet on the Street 2017

Feet on the Street in Towson

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Come to downtown Towson and listen to live music all summer long with a bar with featuring a variety of beers, wine, and cocktails along wit...

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3110 Rosalie Ave.

3110 Rosalie Ave.

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Easy to follow painting tips for painting a room

Thanks to the Toolbox Tomgirl for this episode of Tips from the Pros, about painting a room.
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Have you ever walked into a room and saw, black…if not a very deep burgundy wall color….what was your first reaction!?!? Maybe, scream…run away…thinking – “How will I ever be able to cover this up!?!?”

First, let me start off by saying that if you are going over a dark color you will need to use a primer to cover the old color, or you will get a blend of the two colors (old + new) and it may not look like what you were expecting. (And yes, I know this from experience – the wall turned out like baby throw up….yuck.) Also, spackle and fill any nail holes or imperfections. Be sure to sand smooth your areas and use a tack cloth to remove the drywall dust)...

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organizing for taxes

Get Organized for Taxes

It’s that time of year again – tax season. Tax time can be stressful for many people because they are not as organized as they should be. If you do your own taxes or if someone else does them, you still need to have your paperwork together.

Of course, throughout the year, we hope you were tucking away those receipts, pay stubs and W-2 forms for easy retrieval. Simply by putting everything in one location you will save time when you get ready to prepare your tax return. If you didn’t do that last year, get a box set up for this year where you can put all of your paper receipts.

If you pay bills online, you have confirmation emails, online banking statements, etc. All of those can be put in folders on your computer to keep it organized for tax season.

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tips for your real estate transaction

5 Tips for Navigating the Real Estate Transaction

Monthly Item of Value: Navigating the real estate transaction

For most people, buying a home is their largest financial transaction. Working with a trusted agent who is well versed on the procedures and has been through it many times, will be an enormous help to you.

Get these handy tips on how to succeed in your home purchase.

1. Don’t obsess about timing.

2. Check your expectations.

3. Keep your emotions in check.

4. Do your research.

5. Rely on a pro.

These points are explained in this month’s item of value along with information about the best times to visit a house before buying.

Click here full for the full article.

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January Events

January events in the Baltimore area

Here are some January events happening in and around Baltimore to start this new year right. Go ice skating, get healthy by jogging and visit a pop up shop. All of that and more this month in our town.

Baltimore Restaurant Week 2017

Baltimore restaurant week

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Bon appetite! Get amazing deals on  2-course lunch and brunch menus for under $20, and 3-course dinner menus for under $35 at over 100 restaurants in Baltimore. Lots of restaurants extend the deal to alcoholic beverages for the adults.

Baltimore City
100 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21202
January 13 – January 22

Perry Hall Folk Music Night, featuring David Glaser

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Image courtesy of David Glaser.

This month’s “Open Mike” night features folk singer, David ...

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