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Protecting Yourself Legally as an Independent Contractor

How to protect yourself from tax fines and legal issues while working as an independent contractor
Working for yourself or as an independent contractor has plenty of perks: flexibility, the freedom to choose your projects, vacation time when you want it, working from home and more. One trade-off for independent contractors, …

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Understanding The Illinois Property Tax Credit

Don’t leave money on the table when it’s time to pay your taxes
The property tax credit is a credit on your individual income tax return. It varies by state, and in some cases by county. In Illinois, the credit is equal to 5% of Illinois Property Tax on your principal …

Do You Need an LLC?

Do You Need an LLC?

Deciding When, How and Why to Legally Establish Your Business
Whether you’ve been slowly building your own company for years or your Etsy business just took off unexpectedly, if you’re making money, it’s time to start thinking about your business structure.
When your passion project crosses the line to become a small …

Everything You Need To Know About Home Inspections

Everything You Need To Know About Home Inspections

Home Inspections Protect Buyers and Sellers from Costly Surprises
Whether you’re buying your first home or your fifth, a thorough home inspection is essential every time. Before closing on a house, every buyer should arrange their own thorough home inspection, even if the home is new or has no visible flaws.
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Finding the Right Real Estate Attorney

What to know before hiring a real estate attorney
A qualified real estate attorney is an essential element of a successful real estate transaction, especially if you’re buying your first home. When choosing an attorney and moving forward with the home buying process, there are some things you should keep in …