CAM Mash Up: This Week (Dec 31 - Jan 06)

Posted by Andrea Drennen, CMCA on December 31, 2017


New year, new you, right? But before we say goodbye to 2017, let's take a look back on some great articles that will help us welcome 2018 with the right mindset. From tax mistakes to avoid during year-end, to resolutions your HOA can make and stick to, we're ready to wave farewell to 2017 and embrace the new year with open arms!

All of this and more on the CAM Mashup! See you next year! (sorry I couldn't help myself!)

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and please share it too!

All Caught Up Before Year End?

"It’s important for an HOA board to work on ending the year well. It doesn’t matter if your homeowners association plans around the fiscal or calendar year, the questions below apply to both. It’s not too late to ask yourself some of these questions and make a resolution to do these things in the New Year to come."

New Year, New HOA

"Individuals aren’t the only ones who can benefit from making resolutions for the New Year. HOAs can also enact positive change by setting goals they’d like to reach or new initiatives they’d like to implement. These aren’t necessarily issues that need to be voted on by the homeowners either – they’re simply ways the HOA wants to improve how it operates for the betterment of the community."

The Fondest Memories of 2017

"With the year coming to a close, we wanted to take a moment to shine a light on some of our most influential articles from 2017. These articles touched on a variety of important talking points, hardships, and new ways to approach the community association management industry."

Tax Mistakes That Will Kill Your New Year's Buzz

"With the end of the year approaching, it’s a good time to talk about some tax mistakes that can be very painful. With a tax code as huge and as complex as ours in the United States, there are countless mistakes we can make in preparing and filing our taxes. These are just a few that you might have the misfortune of making."

Start Off the Year on the Right Financial Foot

"The range of fiduciary experience between volunteers and elected HOA board members can vary drastically, which is why it helps to implement the same annual process with Quickbooks, TurboTax, and so on.

However, if you use a community management company or in-house accounting subcommittee, finances could be a new territory to you. If you use one of these services, it’s still important to understand HOA financial management and how you can potentially improve it."

Last Chance of the Year for CAMfire 2018!

CAMfire will be here before you know it! If you've been thinking of attending an industry educational event, this is the one to do! CAMfire is 3 days of education and entertainment. Join hundreds of other CAM professionals in Orlando for the biggest technology conference in the CAM industry. But hurry--prices go up in the new year, so now's your last chance to take advantage of 2017 prices! Use code 2017-10 before midnight tonight to get an extra 10% off of this year's low price (a total of 25% off of our final prices)!

Do You Have Big News This Week?

If you've got big news that would be relevant to other CAM professionals, please share it with us in the comments below!

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