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Have you attained your American Dream? - 1/21/2016
The Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA) offers some perspective and a few practical tips you can use to try to turn your situation around.

Five things to know about home insurance coverage - 11/13/2015
What would happen if your home was damaged or broken into? Average insurance claims range from about $3,600 for theft to just more than $37,000 for fire or lightning damage, according to ISO, a Verisk Analytics company. When you're making decisions about your home insurance coverage, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) recommends keeping this advice in mind.

Aging in place: Four questions to consider - 10/29/2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define "aging in place" as being able to live in one's home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.

The tax advantages of home ownership - 8/17/2015
If you own your own home, there are some significant tax advantages that can make the prospect more affordable. As a result of the uncertain economy, the federal government has also recently extended a popular tax credit through June of this year and broadened the number of people who qualify.

Three things to know about reverse mortgages - 8/4/2015
One of the retirement planning resources that has gained interest in recent years is the reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage allows you to convert part of the equity in your home into cash without paying additional monthly bills. If you're 62 or older -- and want money to pay off your mortgage, or pay for other expenses -- you may consider a reverse mortgage.

5 steps to boost your home's value - 7/20/2015
If you're planning on putting your house on the market, you'll want to get the best price possible. There are steps you can take to enhance how much you make on the sale, according to the Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA).


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