Best Way to Avoid an IRS Audit: Preparation

Getting audited by the IRS is no fun. Some taxpayers are selected for random audits every year, but the chances of that happening to you are very small. You are much more likely to fall under the IRS’s gaze if you make Read More

Plan Your Retirement Savings Goals for 2024

Now is the time to plan your 2024 retirement contributions to take full advantage of this tax benefit. Here are annual contribution limits for several of the more popular retirement plans: What you can do Look for your retirement savings plan from Read More

Every Business Needs Cash!

5 keys to better cash management Focusing on sales and profits can create a surprise for your business when there is not enough cash to pay the bills. Here are five practices to help improve your cash management. Create a cash flow Read More

The Problem with Fakes

Protect yourself from modern-day counterfeiters Finding brand name products at a great price can leave you feeling like you won the lottery, but there are hidden dangers that come into play if the goods aren’t what they seem. Here are some commonly Read More

Ideas to Help Set Financial Goals

With the new year underway, it may be time to come up with a list of goals and that could make 2024 the most financially rewarding year for your entire family. Your motivation can be nearly anything, from saving for retirement or Read More

Tips for a Smooth Tax Season

With tax season officially underway, here are tips to make filing your return as stress-free as possible: Gather your tax information for filing. Items you’ll need include W-2s, 1099s, K-1s and other forms you receive from your business, employers, brokers, banks, and Read More

Will That Be Cash or Barter?

How swapping products and services could benefit your business Bartering, the act of trading goods or services with other goods or services instead of money, is more popular than ever. And with many businesses dealing with constrained cash flow, bartering may be Read More

The Power of Cultivating Gratitude

It costs nothing to say thank you. Yet cultivating gratitude in your life may be one of the most rewarding moves you can make. Not only does it invoke warm fuzzies in everyone involved, expressing your appreciation may actually improve your health Read More

Spend Less with These 5 Money Tips

Government data shows that record inflation from the last few years started to slow down throughout 2023, but much of the damage has already been done. Every bill we pay and purchase we make costs more now, from insurance to clothing, and Read More

Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Your Business

As 2023 winds down, here are some ideas to help you prepare for filing your upcoming tax return: Informational returns. Identify all vendors who require a 1099-MISC and a 1099-NEC. Obtain tax identification numbers (TINs) for each of these vendors if you Read More