The Side Hustle

By: Laura Walton AFC® Pretty much everyone has one – it’s the thing you do on the side –the thing you’re interested in outside of work. It could be your hobby, it might even be your passion. And it could be lucrative. You’ve heard the expression, “don’t quit your day job.” Well, Killer Mike and…

Out on a limb…

By: Laura Walton AFC® Spring is early…trees are leafing out, desert flowers are starting what promises to be a record bloom year, allergy sufferers are suffering and bird song, if you’ve noticed, is abundant. On Sunday, we joined friends and a professional birding guide in Madera Canyon. It was an eye-opening experience and, guess what,…

The rest of the story…

By: Laura Walton AFC® “‘Devaluation’ of homeowner tax advantage feared by some” was the headline in our Sunday paper that caught my attention. Just how important is the mortgage interest deduction and who benefits most from it? According to the article, the National Home Builders Association, Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors are characterizing…