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11 Tax-
Friendly States

As retirement draws near, tax-friendly states become more desirable. Cold weather and high-tax states motivate soon-to-be retirees to seek the opposite of both. Retirement tax-friendly states with lower property taxes have become the priority.   When considering...

Getting Your Hands Dirty

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play chef for a day? I am not talking about that meal kit that appears on your doorstep and contains exactly the right amount of saffron you need to make a gorgeously golden risotto. To really step into a chefs shoes—or, Crocs, in their case—you need an

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Food and fun at The Landings Club

The Deck at Franklin Creek and resort-style pool complex are now open at The Landings Club on Skidaway Island near Savannah, GA. The Deck is a new fast-casual dining facility with a three-layer pizza oven and outdoor bar that will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The adjacent zero-entry pool features

Aiken, South Carolina – A Different Kind of Southern

Aiken is a smallish town with a big personality and is a year round equine and golf destination. Its humid subtropical climate boasts temperatures ideal for those trying to escape harsh winters, but still desire seasonal variance. It’s famous for an average of 210 days of sunshine, and the native Sabal Palmetto Palms that line roads and highways, and pop up along the outskirts of shady forests. Over the years, southern charm and the area’s northeastern roots have blended to create traditions and a culture that have made Aiken a bit of a South Carolina standout.

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Put Some Spring in Your Step

Prior to invention of the office, automobile, and Lazy Boy recliner, walking was the most basic form of human exercise. It is not surprising that study after peer reviewed study has shown that our modern lack of locomotion has a negative effect on muscles, joints, and synapses, shrinking our blood vessels and

Tax Time and there is hope…

It is tax time again, and you may have noticed that the once coveted property tax deduction has changed. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 lowered tax rates and increased the standard deductions across the board, but it also placed a $10,000 limit on deductions for State And Local Taxes (otherwise known as SALT taxes).

7 Real Life Tax Stories

  The Stories of Seven Couples Who Lowered Their Taxes & Improved Their Lives By Kelly Godbey “What we saved in taxes, we now use to fund our lifestyle.” ~ Leslie Jacobson of Dataw Island, SC In 2018, the number one reason people were considering a move...

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The Philosophy of Design

“You don’t need a retirement home, you need a great home for retirement,” ~ Francisca Alonso There is the passion of an artist, the preciseness of an engineer, and a profound empathy for the human condition that informs a conversation with architect Francisca Alonso,...

West of the Mississippi: 2019 Spring Travel Guide

In six featured states west of the Mississippi River, youll find intriguing spring vacation destinations and new retirement communities in enticing locations. Arkansas offers a number of unique visitor attractions, from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville to Murfreesboros Crater of Diamonds State Park, the

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