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Tax Tip

Tax Tip: Gather Those Receipts!

Before you start preparing your taxes, make sure you gather all the necessary documents. Keep all information that comes in the mail such as W-2s, 1099s and bank or mortgage statements, and store it in one place. Save receipts and documents from donation forms in order to itemize your tax deductions. Not sure what to include? It’s better to have more documents at your disposal than miss a potential item….

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5 Steps to Start Collecting Art

You have the house and furniture. You are in tune with your tastes and want to add interest to your surroundings. You don’t need a home decorator: All it takes is a few pieces or well-chosen art. Not sure how to do this or where to start? Here’s the beginner’s guide to start collecting art: 1. Seek out what you like: Does modern, photography, charcoal, or sculpture move you? When…

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Tax Tip

Tax Tip: Report Name Changes

Did you change your name since the last tax season? According to the IRS, the name on your tax return MUST match your Social Security Administration (SSA) records. Tax tip to save time: Make sure to notify the SSA of any name changes before you file your taxes, or you may receive a letter from the IRS about the inconsistency. Tax tip to save money: The interest on your mortgage…

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Let it Snow! 6 Snow Day Activities

Winters are notoriously known for bad weather and snow days, but this winter season has seen extremes in polar vortex temperatures and snowfall. For children, snow days are an excuse to stay home, play in the snow, and lounge by the TV. What can adults do when the weather gets frightful? Here are 6 ways to spend your snow day: Hit the kitchen. A snow day is the perfect excuse…

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Colorful Front Doors

Does your home need a dash of personality? Do you want your home to convey a certain vibe? Are you on a budget? Do you like to play with color? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you might want to jump on the latest style trend in home exteriors – colorful front doors! A coat of vibrant fresh paint gives an instant face-lift to any house…

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CEO Stanley Middleman Featured in Burlington County Times

Freedom Mortgage Executives Featured in MPA

Mortgage Professional America (MPA) Magazine’s  December 2013 edition featured two of the Freedom Mortgage executive team members. Freedom Mortgage President & CEO Stanley Middleman and Executive Vice President of Wholesale, Les Acree were named in the feature article “Hot 100 movers and shakers who have made waves in the mortgage industry” in 2013.  Middleman was featured for leading Freedom Mortgage into one of the top lenders in the country, including one of…

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7 Steps to Improving Your Financial Health

Staying physically fit is important. But what about your financial health? Here are seven tips on how to manage your money. Create a savings plan. Whether you’re saving money to purchase a home, start a home improvement project or go on vacation, create a savings plan. Some plans are as simple as saving $1 each week! Get out of debt. Create a debt payoff plan and figure out how much…

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