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17Nov 17

4 Smart Money Lessons for Your Kids

Personal finance is often learned through experience. Fortunately, you can give your kids a hand-up on their journey to becoming financially responsible adults. Preschoolers and teenagers obviously have different financial…

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03Nov 17

Tax Reform: What is Proposed?

There is now a ton of media chatter about the recently introduced federal tax reform package being passed around in Washington, D.C. While it's still early in the process, here…

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26Oct 17

Conquer Your Financial Clutter

Financial records are notorious for being messy. Bills, paycheck stubs, tax returns and bank statements have a way of getting tucked into random places. Luckily, there are a few pretty…

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19Oct 17

Employee Meals: 50 or 100 Percent Deductible?

Everyone loves a free meal – especially employees. However, your business tax return will be affected differently depending on the circumstances of the mealtime experience. While you can generally deduct…

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05Oct 17

4 Smart Ways to Cut Business Costs

Keeping costs under control is crucial in today's challenging business environment. Without a doubt, one of the quickest ways for a business to cut costs is through staff reduction. But…

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12Sep 17

Your Receipts are Important: Save Them

When it comes to taking qualified deductions on your federal tax return, three things must happen: Recognize that an expense might be deductible on your tax return. Keep a record…

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05Sep 17

Stay Away from Structuring

If people manipulate cash transactions to avoid required bank reporting to the Treasury Department, they are using the technique of structuring their transactions. In an effort to identify questionable illegal transactions, financial…

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29Aug 17

Becoming a Smarter Renter

Renting an apartment, condo or house; leasing a piece of equipment; renting business property; and leasing a car all involve the common practice of renting something that is owned by…

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22Aug 17

How to Cut Car Maintenance Costs

Insurance, fuel, loan interest, maintenance, repairs, depreciation – all the expenses associated with owning and driving an automobile can take a huge bite out of your family budget. Some of…

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18Aug 17

Tips on Tip Reporting

If you are like millions of taxpayers who work in the service industry, you may receive tips. The tax code is clear; if you receive tips you must report them…

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28Jul 17

What if you Have a Casualty Gain?

You may be able to claim a deduction on your current or prior-year federal income tax return for casualty losses from sudden, unexpected, and unusual events, such as tornadoes, hurricanes,…

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