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Catherine Trahan
Your Real Estate Resource

January e-Newsletter










Greetings Laura!
Featured This Month:
  • Saving Financial Documents
  • How to Deal with Sentimental Clutter
  • Referral of the month
  • Green tip of the month
 Saving Financial Documents
Invest a few hours getting rid of the financial detritus that's filling your filing cabinet. Here are the documents you do need to keep and how long you should keep them. Source: Real Simple Magazine      Source: Real Simple Sour     
 Document  How Long to Keep
 Tax returns  Forever
 Tax backup (receipts, W-2s, statements, etc.)  Six years (the IRS has up to this amount of time to audit returns)
 Year-end investment statements  Until six years after you sell, for proof of gains and losses for taxes
 Pay stubs  Until you get your W-2 in January
 Receipts for home improvements  Until six years after you sell the home, for tax purposes
 Receipts for big-ticket purchases  As long as you own the item, for warranty and insurance claims
 How to Deal with Sentimental Clutter
How many of us have boxes of unsorted photos in the corners of our homes? How many of us struggle with the desire to preserve each painting, Popsicle-stick creation, and pinch pot cranked out by our kids? You're not alone in the desire to hang on to objects with emotional value, but breaking free can be quite rewarding.

Click this link to read Real Simple Magazine's
7 Steps to Dealing with Sentimental Clutter.
Referral of the Month

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Green Tip
Try rechargeable batteries. Not only will you lower your carbon footprint but you will save money. Chargers today are small, cordless, able to charge four batteries at a time and done fully charging batteries in four hours.

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Novato, California 94947

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