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Tax Time Tips


It’s the first of March and the inevitable deadline is now lingering. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get your tax related documents together. Here are a few tips to help you navigate through the chaos: Keep all important tax related documents in a file labeled 2010 taxes. After filing, keep your…

Get Ready for the Blizzard


A blizzard is about to hit the Chicagoland area. Are you organized and ready? Before the big snow hits, think about the impact it will have on your home and family. Here is a checklist for blizzard preparedness: Get the garage ready: Make sure you have salt and shovels handy. Check the gas level on your…

Closet Clean Out


Last week was spring break for my children, and unfortunately my oldest son Eric had to have his tonsils removed, so it was not the most exciting week for anyone in the Friel household. However, staying home actually had some great benefits in the spring cleaning department. We went through each of the kid’s closets…