Want vs. Need: Do You Know The Difference?

Are you thinking of starting a budget? One thing you will need to determine is the difference between want and need. Do you know the difference? Here’s an example, a woman calls her friend and says “I need to get my hair dyed but I don’t know how to fit it in my budget.” The friend replies “No, […]

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Got my tax return….Now what?

YAY! You are getting money back on your taxes, that’s great! Now you need to figure out what to do with it. There are financially responsible ways to spend it, and there are ways to blow it. I’d like to cover some of the best ways to utilize this money. When we “googled” what to […]

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Investment Fee Changes for 2018

Background For 2017 and earlier, you could take an itemized deduction for advisory fees paid ONLY if the fees were separately paid from funds outside of the tax deferred account.  If paid from funds inside the tax deferred account, they never were deductible. For 2018 and forward, investment advisory fees are not deductible at all. Options  For […]

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Now That January Is Over, What’s Next?

Wow!  January sure was a busy time for all accounting firms that do any bookkeeping or payroll services!  The government only gives us 4 short weeks to do 4th quarter payroll reports, W2s, and 1099s…if you have a lot of clients, you have been spending a lot of time burning the midnight oil to get […]

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Checklist and guideline of information needed for your taxes

It’s that time of year again—tax time!  Now is a great time to start gathering your information that is needed to prepare your tax return. Below, is a basic checklist of what items to keep in mind as you start the process of gathering information. This also includes what you may need when you meet with […]

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