A tribute to our father, grandfather, father-in-law and friend. This was my Dad: Dad was the zoo, Coney Island, parades, sled riding, Picnics, drive-in movies, and vacations in the car. Dad was blue jeans complete with a hammer, wooden ruler, and a long sleeve work shirt. Dad was the smell of lumber, hammering of nails,…

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Expanded tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements in the new economic stimulus package puts more money in consumers’ pockets by providing financial incentive for home owners to go green on their renovation projects in 2009 and 2010. While more efficient homes save on water and energy bills, these tax credits will make such home upgrades…

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Key Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Tax Provisions $8,000 first-time home buyer, true tax credit (no repayment) for the purchase of a principle residence between January 1 and December 1, 2009. Recaptured if home is sold within three years. Removes the restriction on the use of tax credit proceeds with Housing Finance…

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