WEIGHING THE PROS AND CONS OF LTC INSURANCE

By | June 14th, 2021|Accounting and Auditing, Business, Retirement|

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected our lives in many ways that are still playing out.  For example, it has served as a reminder of how difficult an unexpected medical crisis can be to manage financially.  It’s also reinforced the importance of guarding against the risk of such crises before they arise. In this context, [...]

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If you enter similar transactions repeatedly in QuickBooks, you might learn how to memorize them to save time. Ask us about this.

By | June 7th, 2021|Accounting and Auditing, Business, Estate planning, QuickBooks Tips|

Save Time By Memorizing Transactions in QuickBooks Do you create the same transactions repeatedly? QuickBooks allows you to memorize them. Accounting involves a lot of repetition. You send invoices and receive payments and pay bills, over and over. Sometimes they’re similar enough every month that you’d swear you already processed them. QuickBooks has a feature [...]

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APPRECIATING THE HELPFUL BALANCE OF BONDS

By | May 24th, 2021|Accounting and Auditing, Business, Estate planning|

Stock market swings may bring fortune or fear, so investors shouldn’t forget about the helpful balance of bonds.  Perhaps the most “user friendly” is a U.S. government savings bond.  Buying one means you’re essentially lending the federal government money at a certain interest rate in exchange for a future return.  U.S. savings bonds don’t offer [...]

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THE TAX TREATMENT OF START-UP EXPENSES

By | May 17th, 2021|Accounting and Auditing, Business, Taxation, Uncategorized|

With the economy expected to improve in the months or quarters ahead, many business owners and entrepreneurs may decide to launch new enterprises.  If you’re among them, be aware that the way you handle some of your initial expenses can make a large difference in your tax bill. GENERAL RULES Start-up costs include those incurred [...]

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3 THINGS TO KNOW AFTER FILING YOUR TAX RETURN

By | May 10th, 2021|Accounting and Auditing, Taxation|

Most people feel a sense of relief after filing their tax returns.  But even if you’ve successfully filed your 2020 return with the IRS, there may still be some issues to bear in mind.  Here are three important things to know: You can check on your refund.  The IRS has an online tool that can [...]

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BOLSTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT WITH TRUSTS

By | May 3rd, 2021|Accounting and Auditing, Estate planning, Retirement, Taxation|

Trusts can be a useful tool for affluent individuals and families when it comes to wealth management, protection and growth.  But there are a wide variety to choose from, so it’s important to clearly understand the benefits and limits of a trust before choosing any one type. WHAT’S A TRUST? A trust is a legal [...]

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