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Tips for Disaster Survivors

If you lost a school yearbook in a fire, flood, tornado or other disaster, and would like to replace it, Classmates.com has a program where they sell yearbook reprints. If you haven’t been able to find a copy using any other method (eBay is a favorite), using a service like this might be just what you’re looking for. For more information go to:

http://www.classmates.com/yearbooks

(CARe mentions this website as a public service and has no financial interest in the program.)

Here is a tip from a CPA who has been through a disaster himself. In his own words, "For more than 20 yrs. John has assisted taxpayers who experience disasters I experienced the 1994 Northridge Earthquake first-hand I have a unique professional perspective on the process of recovery from a disaster."

The tip is "Don't Rush to Deduct." More details can be read here:
http://www.accountantfordisasterrecovery.com/2011/09/are-you-entitled-to-large-tax-loss.html

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The prospect of renovating a home is both exciting and challenging in that your vision for a beautiful outcome is often tempered with, "so where do we start?" And that's a good beginning, but the most important question should be, "what do we need to know to make sure we get it right?"

Flip to page 14 of this online magazine to see the "7 Key Steps Every Homeowner Must Take Before Hiring A Contractor"
http://www.cover2coverpublications.com/publication/?i=77372

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Inspirational Quotes

History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between.

Sarah Vowell, Assassination Vacation

Testimonials

It is always a pleasure to accept advice and information from your perspective. I can't help but think that we are all very small fish in a sea for which we have no compass... Your work and dedication at least give us hope that with our own faculties, we can reach for the shore.

Grass Fire Survivor, 2007