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Useful information, in plain English, to help you survive the day to day financial & tax issues that you may encounter.  You will hopefully read about it in my blog.  Some articles will be authored by me and some will be authored by others that are saying what I believe is important at the time.  So keep checking in and if you like what you see, please share. 

 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Instagram Yes, Instagram doesn’t seem like a travel app at first glance, but Instagram allows a quick, easy way to share your vacation photos as they happen. Quick Tip: Create a hashtag for your vacation photos, for example,...

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

While Americans are entitled to take every legitimate deduction to manage their taxes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) places limits on your creativity. Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some...

 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Some people approach buying a car like they approach marriage, “‘til death do us part.” Others prefer to keep their options open, trading in every few years for the latest make and model, the most cutting-edge...

 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Traditional Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA), which were created in 1974, are owned by roughly 33.2 million U.S. households. And Roth IRAs, created as part of the Taxpayer Relief Act in 1997, are owned by nearly 22.5 million...

 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Every year the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting the myriad ways that people try to separate you from your money.¹ The “Dirty Dozen” Identity Theft Using your personal...

 

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Retirement can have many meanings. For some, it will be a time to travel and spend time with family members. For others, it will be a time to start a new business or begin a charitable endeavor. Regardless of what approach you intend...

 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Many business owners continue throughout their lifetime to reinvest all their money back into their business. There are times when it is required, especially when they initially start an undercapitalized business, as most entrepreneurs...

 

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Cost of Procrastination Some of us share a common experience. You’re driving along when a police cruiser pulls up behind you with its lights flashing. You pull over, the officer gets out, and your heart drops. “Are you...

 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Ask your five-year old where money comes from, and the answer you'll probably get is "From a machine!" Even though children don't always understand where money really comes from, they realize at a young age that they can use it to buy...

 

Monday, November 18, 2019

5 Great Reasons to do a Monthly Account Reconciliation Many people don’t understand why anyone would ever waste their time listing checks written, debits/charges to their account, or credits/deposits to their account. You can...

 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

This is an updated reprint from my Outsidetheboxcpa.com blog from 2015. As we bring this year to a close and begin to plan for 2020, one of the most valuable thing you should consider doing is to make a budget for the new year. Many...