Jules Blog

The Jules blog is intended for homeowners feeling stress and anxiety as a result of leading big, busy and complicated lives. In this blog we will tackle many of the issues homeowners experience that ultimately lead to these feelings in your lives at home. In many cases we describe how Jules, powered by HomeIQ can help. In other cases we simply add to what Jules does through personal experience and research. As you progress in life, achieving success, building families, accumulating possessions, experiences and memories, you should be feeling ever increasing happiness and satisfaction. You should not be feeling increasing stress and anxiety, nor should you ever be asking yourself "is this success really all worth it?". Life is never always smooth sailing all the time. Let's face it, stuff happens! Overall, Jules' goal is to minimize the negative impact of stuff happening in life at home, both in lost time and financially. Jules applies automation technology in an intuitive and simple to use manner to address as many of life's challenges as possible. We recognize some things cannot be solved by technology alone. This blog is our attempt to augment what Jules can do using technology, with case studies, experiences and research. We hope you find it useful.

Jules – The Origin and Vision

July 4, 2017 by Kent Godfrey

Over the past few months since we’ve started rolling out Jules, I’m being continually asked where the whole idea came from?  Where did Jules come from? So, I thought it would be best to detail it all here.  Here goes… First off, a few things to know about me that even my family and closest […]

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When Disaster Strikes

November 7, 2017 by Kent Godfrey

Preamble: Over the past several months I’ve truly stopped counting the number of emails, text messages, phone calls and general comments received relating to the recent unanticipated and unprecedented Natural Disasters occurring around the US.  All coming from someone affected directly or indirectly, who also knows something about Jules.  One quote pretty much summed it […]

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Jules – White Glove Service

August 8, 2017 by Kent Godfrey

Early Access – Available NOW!   What is the Jules – White Glove Service? In short it provides Homeowners who simply don’t have the time or the inclination to log the initial set of home and property information Jules Needs to begin delivering time and money saving benefits, a quick start alternative to doing it […]

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Building block – Financial picture

July 4, 2017 by Kent Godfrey

Another key element to having your life in order is to have a clear picture of your financial situation.  Jules helps a lot with all your physical assets like house (s), Car (s), Art, jewelry, furniture, etc..  Jules does net yet aggregate your financial bank account information.  This is the domain of Mint from Intuit […]

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Would you rather be “cool” or “productive and efficient”?

July 3, 2017 by Kent Godfrey

Yes, I guess it’s true!  I’m just not meant to be cool.  I tried to be cool but it just didn’t suit me!! What follows is my diary of my move from a PC/Windows/Blackberry world to an all Apple world and eventually back.  I admit I just wanted to be cool.  I really saw no […]

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Let’s face it – Stuff Breaks!!

June 10, 2017 by Kent Godfrey

Jules is all over this one!!! Lets face it stuff breaks!!  The more stuff you have the more stuff breaks.  Fixing things around the house when they break and you’re busy or don’t have the skills to do the repair can be a very inefficient process.  It can eat up lots of time and generate […]

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The dreaded Colonoscopy!

June 9, 2017 by Kent Godfrey

Fundamental Building block to having your Life in order:  Staying Alive Okay, we’re going a little off topic on this one but I felt it worthwhile to recount my experience last week should any of you be dragging your feet on this. Jules will make sure you’re reminded when it’s time.  Jules will also store […]

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Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

June 8, 2017 by Kent Godfrey

Fundamental building block for having your life in order. This is another one of those topics that has a major financial component to it as well as a significant emotional component.  In an attempt to overly simplify this topic I see three reasons for establishing Wills and Trusts: Minimize tax liability when transferring an estate […]

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Insurance – Primer

June 7, 2017 by Kent Godfrey

Fundamental Building block to having your Life in order: For centuries the Insurance industry has grown up priding itself on making the products they sell the most difficult to understand of anything you will likely ever buy. Below is a primer on how to look at your insurance situation and needs.  Jules will play an […]

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Additional building block issues

June 6, 2017 by Kent Godfrey

Fundamental Building block to having your Life in order: No one deserving of post all to itself.   Taken in random order: Life Insurance – How much is enough?  Jules can establish a benchmark point of reference for you to help to analyze this one. Balancing your checkbook Buying yourself a new car every 6 […]

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