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The 2013 tax season is here, and with many close friends, family members and acquaintances offering their personal services and advice, they might overlook a few of the tax deductions you could possibly qualify for.
Filing your taxes may seem simple enough, but make sure you are getting all you deserve from the year and take note of these commonly overlooked tax deductions before filing and completing your taxes for the season.
These are the times we need to applaud the video vixens.
Former video vixen Melyssa Ford, who has long since turned in her video attire, recently joined a major real estate company. According to Allhiphop.com, Ford has joined Blu Realty Group, a full-service luxury real estate company in Nww York. She’s joining the team as a real estate broker so you know she’s going to use her contacts in the entertainment world to bring big dollars to the company.
Blu Realty is a very serious player in the real estate industry. Owned by Chadad and Moshe Balalo, Blu Realty closed over $100 million in property sales last year. That’s huge for a somewhat small company.
Ford, who has a degree in Forensic Psychology, took an intense three month class at Blu Realty which included training from a real estate teacher and mentoring from the owners.
Chadad Balalo is very eager to get started:
“We are extremely excited to have Melyssa on board with Blu Realty. Ms. Ford will add a high net worth clientele base to our already diverse client list in New York.”
Ford has actually already help them close a $15 million deal in New York. It looks like she is ready to take this new career by storm!
Do you have any side hustles? Have you switched careers completely to possibly fulfill a new passion?
(Wall Street Journal) — Relocating for a job can be a great career move for someone starting out. And with the still-high unemployment rate, more young job seekers are willing to expand the geographic parameters of their searches. According to a survey by consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, 9.4% of job seekers relocated for new jobs in the first half of 2011, up from 7.6% a year earlier. But a move to a different city, state or country can be complicated, with many factors to consider — such as what, if anything, a company will pay to help you move, the cost of living when you get there and if you can adapt to the new culture.
(Black Enterprise) — According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 37 million Americans—roughly 13% of us—move to a different home every year. That’s a lot of transition. Unfortunately, moving season also represents a lot of opportunity for crooks and con artists who want to fleece you financially. “Half of all moves take place between Memorial Day and Labor Day,” says Steve Schwartz, Executive Vice President of Consumer Services for Intersections Inc., an identity theft protection company. “A lot goes into a big relocation, and often times identity protection is not top of mind with everything else that’s going on.” To guard against potential identity theft, Schwartz recommends that consumers take the following steps–before, during, and after a move.
(Black Enterprise) — Summer is just around the corner, and moving season will soon be in full swing. Unfortunately, scams are also in full swing, too. Last year, the Better Business Bureau received more than 8,900 complaints against dishonest movers. Most complaints are about items that have been destroyed or damaged, and final prices that are significantly higher than the original quote. But you can protect yourself and prevent an already stressful time from become worse. The Better Business Bureau and the American Moving & Storage Association offer these tips on avoiding a moving scam: