In 2008, the county raised my property taxes an exorbitant amount, so I made an appeal to lower them. I looked at the houses that had been sold within a five-mile radius and the home values were not supporting the tax assessment, so I did a first-level appeal with the tax assessor in my area. I showed her the hard data and she realized that my home had been over-assessed. Through presenting facts, I was able to lower the assessment by $60,000, a nearly 20% decrease. That saves $237 a year.
Budgeting doesn't have to be so hard. Here are some ways to do it faster, better and cheaper. More
|Under draft of Republican's Obamacare repeal plan, a lot of people could lose coverage|
|White House blocks CNN, other news organizations from press briefing|
|Why Trump's election scares data scientists|
|Uber pleads with users deleting the app: 'We're hurting'|
|Man behind India's $4 smartphone arrested for fraud|