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2009 - October

Plan ahead by being proactive with your roof
Did you know that the average tile roof may only last 10 years? You may think your roof looks fine, but the key to your roofs durability and longevity is the part you can’t see, it’s the felts beneath the tile. The quality of those felts will determine how long your roof will last. So how do you know if your felts are in good shape? Get a free checkup.So how do you know if your felts are in good shape? Get a free checkup.

Broken glass can be costly
Did you know that cracked or broken glass is often times more than just an eyesore? If left without repairing, it can be a safety hazard and a security issued. The cost associated with replacing your glass is far less than what you could incur by ignoring the problem.

Granite countertops can be in your home today
Thinking about granite countertops but afraid the cost is too high? It may surprise you to know that granite comes in 5 different price levels. A level I granite is as good a quality as a level 5 granite. It is all based on the usable deposits at the quarry, the more material available and the lower the price of the stone. Some deposits are huge!

Stretch Your Money
With the market value of gold over $1000 per ounce, you can trade in your old gold, remove any stones you may have and reset into a new piece of jewelry. Use your old gold as a trade-in and reset your stones in a new, modern, white gold piece that you will wear and enjoy. Diamond prices are at 25 year lows with the slow economy. Now is a great time to purchase that diamond you have been putting off for that special birthday or anniversary. The diamond market is very slow so there are exceptional buys right now.

Save money by avoiding common accidents and costly hospital bills in the future
Safety is within reach in the bathroom. One in three seniors will fall this year. 60% of those falls will occur in the home and the worst news is that falls are the leading cause of injury deaths. This is not good news for those of us with aging parents or those who are part of the Baby Boomer Generation

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2009 - November

Holidays – more than money
Take time to discuss and write out all of the things you enjoy about the holidays. Then, list them in order of most important to least. You will be amazed at how this simple exercise can enhance your spirit. Now that you are clear about what is most enjoyable to you, plan for those experiences first. Now that you’ve completed that, let’s touch briefly on money. Create a spending plan.

Tis the season” to be outside with family and friends
This is a great time to make sure your yard looks nice. It's not hard and there are months of payoff ahead. Here are a few things you can do to make your yard a perfect place to enjoy the holidays with friends.

Are you ready for a whole new look in your kitchen for the Holidays?
If you’re cabinets are in good condition and you’re happy with your kitchen layout, storage or want to keep your countertops but want to update or change the look of your cabinets, you don’t have to start over and replace it all. Try cabinet Refacing.  It’s a less expensive option that still offers the same result: a beautiful new kitchen.

There are Numerous Items to Consider when Preparing Your Taxes
Unfortunately, we all know what follows the holiday season…tax season. This year if you are interested in getting an early start so that you are not at the post office on April 15th, Pro Tax has put together a simple tax preparation guide. With a little organization and planning before tax time, you can avoid many of the stresses and strains accompanying a rush to get your return filed on time.

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