What are the purposes for recurring monthly sessions with a financial coach?

Would you be surprised to know that our most successful clients have monthly sessions? There are four main reasons why they are committed to staying engaged with us in the form of monthly sessions: 1. Monthly sessions inspire the discipline to create/set up the plan for the next inflow of cash.  If you’re following financial “best practices,” then every month, each …

What Financial Health Means

Financial Health definitely involves a budget. What are the first thoughts that come to mind when you hear the word “budget?” Restricted. Cut. Limit. Ugh. I mean, budgets are made to restrict my spending, cut certain expenses completely, and severely limit other spending areas, right? Like the word BUDGET, the word DIET also has a negative connotation. In fact, now …

Protesting Property Taxes, Part 3 — Arbitration

If you are unsuccessful in your ARB protest, the next step in the appeals process is to request Arbitration from the State Comptroller’s office.  For some folks, just the word arbitration brings negativity and fear. Don’t worry. We are here to assure you arbitration is not difficult. In 2015-2019, I (Mark) went through the arbitration. I have discovered that the …

Property Tax Protesting, Part 2

If your property tax online protest is unsuccessful, you will want to schedule an in-person Appraisal Review Board (ARB) hearing, In preparation for this meeting, you will need the following: You will need comparable sales of properties in your immediate neighborhood that are similar to your own.  Find a Realtor® who can give you a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) for your …

Property Tax Protesting: STEP BY STEP

You may be getting an estimated property tax statement by mail, typically before May 1st.  If you’re like the vast majority of homeowners in the greater Houston area, your property values as assessed by the local appraisal district have gone up—way up! Here’s the most proven way to go about protesting your property tax values: Your first step is to …