Must Have Items for New Homeowners

April 2, 2018 in Expenses, Homeowners

By Janin Ayala

You know what they say, buying a home is the biggest purchase you will make in your life, but no one tells you what comes immediately after. Along with this big buy comes a bunch of other smaller items you will want to get as well, making the purchase of your new home more challenging than you think. Having a home budget for purchasing a home is one of the first things you may want to consider, but one of the things people forget about is creating a budget for the items that go inside that brand new house.

Most home buyers, especially those that are doing this for the first time don’t even think about the many other hurdles that await them. After weeks or maybe months of waiting for the escrow to close and finally getting the keys to your house, there is a new challenge waiting for you and the signing of piles of paperwork will seem like a piece of cake compared to what comes next.

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Setting Up Your Mobile Office

April 2, 2018 in Business, Travel

By Janin Ayala

Technology is a powerful thing for small business owners, regardless what type of business they run. Using technology can help entrepreneurs do amazing things, including save money, streamline business processes, promote their products and services in new ways, and work more productively.

Technology also gives many small business owners the ability to leave their home or business offices behind and create mobile offices so they can work from anywhere, at any time. This kind of mobility eliminates geographic challenges, and helps small business owners become nimble and more flexible.

If you are ready to take your business on the road, here is some advice for creating an operational mobile office that allows you to work from anywhere.

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Productive Home Office Essentials

April 1, 2018 in Business, Homeowners

By Janin Ayala

When you begin to set up your home office, one of two things tend to happen. Either you are unable to easily identify what equipment and technology you use every day so you underestimate what you will need to get your office up and running, and quickly find yourself struggling. Or, you clearly see each individual item you may need and are overwhelmed by the thought of meeting every one of those needs down to the last staple.

In either of these cases, it wouldn’t be a surprise to find yourself running around in circles before you’re able to focus your efforts and create an office that will help you work productively.

Use this checklist to develop a well-rounded yet streamlined list of what you need in your home office. Check the items you absolutely need, and circle the items you may eventually want to add to create a prioritized list of your home office essentials.

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