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April 2023 Newsletter

April 2023 Newsletter

Asking for financial advice can be uncomfortable, so here is an alternative! Here are five fantastic resources that will aid you in bettering your money management skills no matter what age or stage of life. In this newsletter, learn about how these helpful guides will broaden your knowledge and make a real difference in the way you manage finances!

In addition, you'll uncover why wearing the wrong shoes can cause more destruction than just sore feet, discover common mistakes that novice landlords make and how to evade them, as well as learn useful tips for mastering a new language even if you're an adult. Not to mention fascinating facts about foreign places, amazing trivia challenges and much more!

I am here and ready to listen whenever you need me. My door is always open! If you or anyone else in your life needs a trustworthy and knowledgeable real estate professional for buying or selling, don’t hesitate to call me.

Your friendship is deeply valued, and I'm truly grateful for your referrals. I hope you enjoy this issue!

Warmest regards,

Bill Watson
President / Managing Broker

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - The Watson Group
6155 S Main Street, Suite 270
Aurora, CO 80016

P.S. In the upcoming weeks, if you spot conversations about real estate, let them in on my complimentary consumer information! Sharing this invaluable resource can be a great help to anyone interested in real estate.

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Improve Your Financial Literacy

Financial literacy may feel like an unreachable goal if you’re not an accountant, but it’s easier than ever to enhance your own financial knowledge and money management skills—regardless of what stage of life you’re in.

Here are five ways you can build your personal finance know-how:

  • Browse thepersonal finance bookssection of your local library or bookstore. Check out Business Insider’s picks (businessinsider.com/personal-finance/best-personal-finance-books) for the best personal finance books of 2023.
  • Plug into afinancial podcast. There are many to choose from, geared toward people at different financial life stages. This US News list (money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/saving-and-budgeting/articles/best-personal-finance-podcasts-to-listen-to) of finance podcasts breaks their picks down so you can find the one for you.
  • Take afinancial literacy class. Some employers offer free seminars on personal finance (and other topics) for employees, and community colleges often have similar non-credit courses available. There are even online classes you can take—some of which are free, like the finance section of Khan Academy (khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance).
  • Check out thefederal government’s online educational tools. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s website (consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools) has guides on financial goals, like paying for college and saving for retirement. And on the Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s site (mymoney.gov), you’ll find financial planning information for major life events (like the birth of a child) as well as tools such as budgeting worksheets.
  • Hire aprofessional financial advisor. Even if you don’t want to outsource this part of your money management permanently, hiring a financial coach to get started can give you the tools you need to confidently manage your own finances in the long run. Their advice is tailored specifically to your financial situation and goals, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions along the way.

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Are Shoes Ruining Your Feet?

When it comes to diagnosing what’s causing sore feet, there are a few things that might seem obvious. High heels, for instance, are famously bad for our feet. By concentrating most of your body weight on the ball of your foot, high heels can cause painful bunions and ingrown toenails.

But, perhaps surprisingly, there are also foot problems to contend with at the other end of the shoe spectrum, too. Without proper arch support, even a comfy pair of slippers or sneakers can lead to a condition like plantar fasciitis.

Whatever type of shoes you prefer, it’s important to understand what those shoes might be doing to hurt—or help—your whole body. When choosing footwear, consider:

  1. Arch support:The right insoles help alleviate foot pain and keep your whole skeletal structure aligned. If your feet aren’t aligned well, every bone above it is off kilter. You can buy orthotic insoles if your shoes don’t have any arch support built in.
  2. Shoe size:You probably haven’t had your shoe size checked since you were a kid, but it’s worth checking again—especially if you’re experiencing foot pain. Our foot size and shape can change over time.
  3. Toe box:Forcing toes into narrow or pointed toes can cause long-term structural damage to the bones in your feet. Look for shoes with a wider toe box to more accurately accommodate the natural position of your toes.

Some barefoot activity is generally agreed to strengthen feet, like yoga or workouts on a mat. Most experts agree that it’s still best to wear supportive shoes most of the time.

Talk to a podiatrist or an orthopedist about exercises you can do to strengthen your feet and help them recover from any footwear-related injuries you may already have.

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3 Common Landlord Mistakes

Rental property investments can be financially rewarding. But they can also open the door to a long list of potential problems for new landlords.

Here are three mistakes new landlords often make, and how to avoid them:

  1. Skipping the screening process.Running a credit check on potential tenants helps you avoid what could be costly surprises down the line. You may also want to run background checks. Either you or the potential renter will need to pay for these reports, but it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.
  2. Assuming you’ll always have tenants.Even in high-demand markets, there’s always some time between when a person moves out and a new one moves in, and that’s time when you’re not receiving rent payments. Experts suggest having a savings account with about three months’ worth of rent in it to cover these gaps.
  3. Getting the wrong insurance.If the insurance you have on your rental property is inadequate or, worse, entirely the wrong kind of coverage for a rental, you’ll be in hot financial waters when faced with property damage. Talk with your insurance agent to be sure you have the appropriate types of coverage for a rental.


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Language Study Tips for Adults

While tackling a new language as an adult may seem challenging, it turns out that adults can become fluent in a foreign language about as quickly as children do. (And that’s good news, because there’s evidence that learning a language as an adult may help delay the onset and severity of dementia.)

A 2018 study concluded that although we’re more apt to reachnative-levelfluency if we start young, adults are just as capable of mastering a new language. It might take a decade or more for adults to achieve native-level fluency, but we can reach incredibly high levels of comprehension in as little as 1-3 years of language learning. What’s more, adults may even be better at certain aspects of language learning than kids are, since our attention spans are longer and our ability to focus is greater.

Community colleges often have language classes, which are a great way to get started. Interacting with instructors in person gives you valuable feedback you can’t get from an app or website. Conversation groups and language exchanges are extremely useful for building and practicing your skills. Look atMeetUp.comto find conversation groups in your area, or check language exchange sites likeitalki.com,TalkAbroad.com, andHelloTalk.comto get one-on-one video call time with a fluent speaker of the language you’re learning.

Studies have shown your income and wealth are directly related to the size and depth of your vocabulary. Here is this month's word.

impugn(pronounced im-PYOON) verb

Meaning:to dispute or challenge the validity of something; to question

Sample Sentence:He impugned my ability to handle the new job responsibilities in front of our boss, probably because he was angry he hadn’t gotten the job.

What does a house wear?


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A recent Harris Poll survey revealed that8 out of 10 Americansconsider buying a home to be an essential goal, with 28 million even aiming to purchase within the next year. It's easy to see why as homeownership offers both financial and nonfinancial rewards alike - making it desirable for many people. . .

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Repurpose Old Sweaters

If a beloved sweater gets too worn to wear anymore, it can still be useful with a needle, thread, buttons, and a little creativity. Here are a few ways to give your old knits new life.

  • Make a cozy pillowcase out of the body of a sweater, sewing arm and neck holes closed and stuffing with a pillow insert.
  • Reinforce the cut end of each sleeve to quickly turn them into leg or arm warmers.
  • Fill sewn-closed sweater squares with rice, then heat in the microwave or keep in the freezer for a homemade heat or ice pad.

A Heartfelt Message to our Special Clients and Friends . . .

It is our pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all of the new clients we have had the honor of working with recently, and also offer special thanks to those who referred them. Our business would not be where it is today without your help!

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Real Estate Corner . . .

Q: How do I find the right house for me?

Make a wish list of everything you would like to have in a new house.Then make a list of everything you don’t like in your current home.These two lists will give you a good idea of where to start, and help you analyze your needs.

Buying a home requires making some compromises. You may not get everything you want, but make sure to get what you need. For example, when buying a home, the neighborhood should be your main consideration. Is the house in a neighborhood that you like and feel safe? Will you have a reasonable commute to work? Does it have a good school system? (Not only is this important if you have children; it will impact the resale value of your home down the road.) Does the area have the amenities that you’re looking for (parks, stores, and library) within a few miles?

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Do you have a real estate question you want answered? Feel free to call me at720-463-0002. Perhaps I’ll feature it in my next issue!

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Last month's trivia question answer.

Which is the loudest animal on earth?

(a) Lion (b) Hyena (c) Whale(d) Cicada

The answer is (b) Whale. The clicks made by whales have been recorded at 230 decibels (dB). A loud rock concert is about 115 dB, and the sounds from a whale are two-and-a-half times as loud!

Now for this month's trivia question!

What award-winning actress was nominated for a "Worst New Star" Golden Raspberryfor her very first feature film role?

(a) Helen Mirren (b) Kristin Scott Thomas(c) Maggie Smith (d) Judy Dench

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