BroadStar TV Update

Just a reminder if you do not have TV service from AT&T, Dish or Direct TV and want to keep the Saddlebrook service, you must call BroadStar at 847-886-0303 or visit the site online at www.BroadStar.com/saddlebrookfarms  to sign up for service.

Time is running out before the analog Saddlebrook system is discontinued. Please refer to the flyer distributed to your home on Friday, January 20, 2017. If you do not have this information, stop by the Community Office during normal business hours

Saddlebrook Farms will bill those residents who do not have TV service in their lease or who have been grandfathered for the 220 digital channels and one digital receiver.

Those residents currently on the E-Z Pay program and who have the cable charge deducted beginning on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, will not need to do anything. Saddlebrook Farms will make the change to $25.00.

Those residents who are currently enrolled in the E-Z Pay program and would like to have the $25.00 charge deducted are asked to call the Community Office at 847-223-2212.

Those residents who are not enrolled in the E-Z Pay program will be sent a coupon book for the $25.00 charge.

 
Potpourri

Get Ready for March Madness
March Madness starts Sunday, March 12, 2017. The NCAA has released the first-ever, "in-season" Sweet 16 bracket. View the complete playoff and championship schedule and mark your calendars so you don't miss any of the action.

Travel

It's Cherry Blossom Season
The National Cherry Blossom Festival springs to life March 20 - April 16, 2017, in and around Washington, D.C. It celebrates Tokyo's gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the nation's capital. In addition to the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, the area hosts a number of spectacular events. For more information, check the official website.

Your Money

Are You Overpaying on income Tax?
Did you know that some or all of your Social Security may not be taxable? Calculations are made on adjusted gross income (AGI). See the table midway down the page at the link to determine if a portion of your Social Security income is tax-free.


Take Every Legal Deduction You Can
Tax avoidance is legal. Tax evasion is not and is subject to criminal penalties. According to Investopedia, “Tax avoidance is the use of legal methods to modify an individual's financial situation to lower the amount of income tax owed… by claiming the permissible deductions and credits.” View “Top Seven Senior Tax Breaks” at FindLaw, and double-check with your tax preparer to ensure you’re taking full advantage of deductions and credits to which you are entitled.