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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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The Big Move

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros about moving.

Whether you are downsizing, upsizing, moving for work or for another reason, making the move go as smoothly as possible is the main goal. Here are some tips to make things easier.

Create a timeline

Don’t wait until the last minute to do everything. Things like setting up your utilities, moving your cable, phone, internet access and forwarding your mail need to be done ahead of time. Schedule movers or rent a truck and organize your friends and family to help you move. Create a timeline with each task and when it needs to be completed – and stick to it.
Make lists if you need them and check off tasks as you complete them. Keep your lists and timeline together so you can easily find them.

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July Calendar of Events

July Calendar of Events

Lots of activities are happening this month in and around Baltimore. Exciting events are taking place including the  and Orioles games.


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Happy 4th of July!

Guide to July 4th celebration events in Baltimore.


July calendar cirque de soliel crystal

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Lots of great events are happening at the Baltimore Arena including Cirque du Soleil Crystal from July 5-8.


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Port Discovery – Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice Exhibit: Now through September 9.


Orioles

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Lots of dates in June: The Orioles are home July 9-11 vs. Yankees, July 12 vs. Phillies, July 13-15 vs. Rangers, July 23-25 vs. Red Sox and July 26-29 vs. Rays.


Calendar of June Events

Thursday Night Gallery Drawing Series Baltimore Baltimore City The Walters Art Museum. Thursday evenings from now through August 9, 2018.


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Meet the Alexanders

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Meet the Alexanders

Ronnie and Rachel Alexander

What do you love most about your new home? 

I really just love everything. The hardwood floors, the spacious kitchen, the nice bathrooms (having 2 and a half bathrooms!), having so much space, having a deck. And being able to call it mine! I can paint the walls and hang things up and know that it will stay that way for as long as I want it to – I no longer have to worry about moving from apartment to apartment.

If you could sum up your experience in one word what would that be? Why?

Doable. When I first considered buying a house, it seemed daunting and impossible. I had no knowledge of houses, or what to do, and where to start. But my loan agent and Gigi were there to help me though every step...

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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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2354 Kateland Ct.

2354 Kateland Ct.

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Your search can STOP HERE! Enjoy a fabulous porch...

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