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Staying Productive While Working From Home

How to Work from Home More Often If you agree that “there’s no place like home,” then you may also have a wish to work from home more often. In many cases, you can, and here are some tools you need to get started.  If the products and services your business sells can be sold or delivered digitally, then you’re a candidate for working from home most of the time. If you have a storefront where customers visit to purchase your products and services, you can still perform some Read more [...]
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Year-End Accounting Tasks: What Should You Do?

Accounting Tasks at Year-End You might wonder why there are so many extra tasks at year-end. While the government requires much of the work, there is clean-up work and adjustments that need to be done to make the books accurate. It’s not always cost-effective to perform all of these updates monthly, so you’re actually saving money by doing some of them at year-end.  Here are just some of the items that are performed at year-end. Tax-related: If you have payroll, employees Read more [...]
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The IRS Just Contacted You – How to Tell if it is a Scam

Protect Yourself from Tax Scams There are many tax scams out there with the purpose of stealing your identity, stealing your money, or filing fraudulent tax returns using your private information. Tax scammers work year-round, not just during tax season and target virtually everyone. Stay alert to the ways that criminals pose as the IRS to trick you out of your money or personal information. IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam An aggressive and sophisticated telephone scam targeting taxpayers, Read more [...]
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Money Management in Marriage

Money and Marriage One of the biggest things that can cause fights in a marriage is money. No matter where you are in a relationship, it’s a good idea to discuss these major money topics so you’ll know where you stand.  Show me the money:  Combine or keep separate or both One of the best ways to avoid conflict is to put your money into three separate piles: yours, your spouse’s, and a joint set of accounts. In this arrangement, each of you has control over some money Read more [...]
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Money Management

How to Save More in 2019 Many people in their retirement years have regrets about not saving more during their earning years, but you don’t have to be one of them. All you need to do is be realistic and proactive about saving. It’s all about paying your future self.     Circumstances can arise that can erode savings you hoped would be there for retirement. Some of those events include not being able to work due to poor health or a bad job market, unanticipated hospital Read more [...]