July 25, 2022

How buying a home can be a hedge against inflation

Americans are paying a lot more today for goods and services than just a few years ago. That’s due to inflation, a factor that can impact prices across the board – including real estate prices and mortgages.

Even though home prices are higher, purchasing a residence can be a smart move that outpaces the inflation rate. Take the time to better understand how inflation works, why homebuying may be a good inflation-proof strategy, and where inflation is headed by reading my current piece for Bankrate, available here.

July 18, 2022

Your loved one passes away and owes taxes. Here's what happens next

The passing of a loved one can be an emotionally difficult period. There are also a lot of financial matters that need to be sorted out, including any taxes owed. Which begs the question: Who is responsible for the taxes of a deceased person? When are they due? And where do the funds come from?

Take the time to learn what’s involved tax-wise after a loved one dies and what to expect by reading my first article for new client TaxCure, available here.

July 14, 2022

Cineversary podcast speaks up about The Quiet Man on its 70th anniversary

In Cineversary podcast episode #49, host Erik Martin takes an audio trip to the Emerald Isle to pay tribute to one of John Ford’s finest works, The Quiet Man, which enjoys a 70th anniversary this summer. Erik is joined in the celebration by two terrific guests: Joseph McBride, a film professor at San Francisco State University, cinema historian, and author of several books including Searching For John Ford, Billy Wilder: Dancing on the Edge, and The Whole Durn Human Comedy: Life According to the Coen Brothers; and Des MacHale, a mathematics professor at University College Cork in Ireland and author of The Complete Guide to the Quiet Man. Together, they explore why The Quiet Man remains so beloved around the world, its cultural impact, elements considered controversial today, and more.

Joseph McBride and Des MacHale
To listen to this episode, click here or click the "play" button on the embedded streaming player below. Or, you can stream, download, or subscribe to Cineversary wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, PodBean, RadioPublic, and Overcast.

Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at anchor.fm/cineversary and email show comments or suggestions to cineversegroup@gmail.com.

July 11, 2022

Pick the perfect printer

Documents on a screen or in the cloud will only get you so far. When you need a closer look at the text, tangible proof, a paper trail, or an image printout, a quality printer is an indispensable tool that every home should have. 

Get tips on how to select the right printer for your family's needs by reading my newest article for The Costco Connection, available here.

July 4, 2022

Staying fit safely in the summer

It's easy to get carried away on a warm day when the bright sunshine practically begs you to frolic outdoors, colorful summer foliage delights the senses and happy neighbors and passersby on the street lighten your mood. Whether you are walking the dog, rollerblading down the lane, jogging off some extra pounds, or biking through the park, before long the sun, heat, and/or humidity can wear you down and cause serious side effects if you are not careful.

Learn how to better protect yourself outdoors under the summer sun by reading my latest piece for CTW Features, available here.