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3 online tax preparation options

3 Online Tax Preparation Options

March Item of Value

No matter which of the online tax preparations you use, you’ll have an easier time then going about it on your own. Each of the three software options, which are updated as laws change, is user friendly and gives you prompts to all of the questions you need to answer. There are various version of each type of software, taking into consideration what type of filing you need to do. Help is available for those who need it.

Whether you decide to go with a professional accountant or using this software, you will still need the receipts, forms and other paperwork you’ve been saving for a year.

In this month’s item of value, learn about the three online tax preparation options available to you. Click here to get the full eReport.

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Article in Buffini & Company Magazine

Gigi and Buffini & Company Magazine quoteI’m honored to be the subject of an article in my coaching company’s publication, the Buffini & Company Magazine. As my clients know, I work by referral. This article talks about how coaching has helped me work this way through the years.

To read the article, please click on the link:  Your Best Investment = Yourself

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March Events Calendar

February Calendar of Events

Lots of activities are happening in February in and around Baltimore this month. There are many events taking place this month including the big Home & Garden Show at the fairgrounds and Women’s History Month.

B&O Railroad Museum celebrates Women's History Month

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March 1- March 31: It’s Women’s History Month at the B&O Railroad Museum. Learn about the contribution women made in the history of our railroads.

home and garden show at the fairgrounds

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March 3-4 and 9-11: Maryland Home & Garden Show at Timonium Fairgrounds. This event is too big to be just one weekend. Everything related to your home and garden is on display, for sale and explained.

BSO Pulse with Valerie June

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March 22, 8:30pm: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Pulse-Valerie June. BSO and WTMD team up with this exciting singer-songwriter from Tennessee.

Parkville High School fundraiser

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213 Rickswood Road

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213 Rickswood Road

Lovely colonial in ideal locale at 213 Rickswood Road in Lutherville, Baltimore County offers an updated look in a traditional package...

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3920 Wilke Ave.

3920 Wilke Ave., Baltimore

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This home at 3920 Wilke Ave. is an ideal pick for a budget minded first time homeowner or savvy investor looking to add to their rental portfolio. Solid built end of group rowhome on charming street offers lovely hardwoods, fresh neutral paint, two spacious bedrooms with updated bath...

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5 Reasons to Call Me

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In this Monthly Item of Value, learn about the five reasons to contact me. As a licensed realtor since 2003, I have gained experience in all aspects of real estate.

A realtor will keep you informed about the Baltimore market. I am able to answer all of your real estate-related questions. I’m happy to share my preferred partners contacts list.

As a part of the Baltimore community, I want to help my clients find the homes that are right for their families.

If you are moving out of the area, I can help you find a qualified realtor in the area where you are moving.

For the complete eReport, please click here.

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January Events

January Calendar of Events

Lots of activities are happening in January in and around Baltimore this month. There are many events taking place this month including Baltimore restaurant week and Shen Yun.

Baltimore restaurant week january events

Baltimore restaurant week is great fun!

Now through Jan. 21:
Baltimore Restaurant Week Get amazing discounts to encourage you to try new places.

target $2 family fun night

Image: Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Jan. 19: Target $2 Family Fun Night at Port Discovery Children’s Museum Take the kids for this family friendly event.

women's march

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Jan. 20: Baltimore Women’s March Looking to stretch your legs and support women in Baltimore? Give this event a try.

coffee cupping and beer tasting in january events

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Jan. 20: Coffee Cupping and Beer Tasting Love coffee and/or beer? This event is for you.

shen yun at the hippodrome

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Jan. 26-28:

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Baltimore December Events

December events in the Baltimore area

Here are some December events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and be a part of our community as a participant or bring the whole family.

Miracle on 34th Street

miracle on 34th st


This exhibit is pure Baltimore, hon! Come to Hampden, home of the “hon” for a spectacular light display you’ll be talking about until next year.

720 West 34th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
November 25, 2017 – January 03, 2018
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Visit their website.

A•MAZE•D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips

puzzling world of dave phillips

Photo: Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Come to this fun filled exhibit at the place where kids are always entertained. This audience participation exhibit is something the kids will love and you will too...

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L.K. Benson Tips from the Pros tax reform

Tax Reform Moves Closer to Reality and Capital Gain Distributions Incoming

Thanks to L.K. Benson for this issue of Tips from the Pros.

Last Friday night the Senate passed a tax reform bill that would bring sweeping changes to our income tax system for individuals and corporations. The House of Representatives had already passed a similar bill earlier in November, and now the reconciliation process has begun. While significant differences between the two bills remain (see here for a good summary), there are enough similarities that we believe the odds are high that a compromised version of the bill will be signed into law before the end of the year. Unfortunately, you won’t have much time after the bill is passed to determine exactly how it will impact your own situation and implement any tax planning strategies before year end...

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fireplaces clean sweep

The Role of Fireplaces in Home Value

Thanks to Clean Sweep Chimney, Gutter & Slate Service for this episode of Tips from the Pros about fireplaces and home sales.

Fireplaces Play an Important Role in Winter Home Sales

Fireplaces have a direct positive effect on home sales, provided that they are in good condition. A study by the National Association of Realtors showed that fireplaces were one of the top three amenities requested by prospective homebuyers.

How Do Fireplaces Affect Home Value?

Almost half of homebuyers indicate that they are willing to pay more for a home with a working fireplace. On average, both wood-burning and gas fireplaces increase a home’s selling price by 12%. Their value is undeniable, whether they are inside of a home, condominium, townhouse or apartment...

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