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4 Top Influential Books to Read this Summer

Posted on May 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide

by Jane Bryant Quinn

Today, people worry that they’re going to run out of money in their olde...

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5 Reasons Why Attentive Bookkeeping Is Crucial for Small Business Success

Posted on February 7, 2016 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Maintaining your books isn’t something you should do solely as a tax-savings strategy. If done right, it can also prevent you from losing your sanity, as well as getting dragged into a potential lawsuit because you commingled your business and personal funds.


Here are five significant reasons for maintaining a separate checkbook and set of books for each of...

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How to Get Your Personal Finances in Order

Posted on December 11, 2015 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

All our lives today are consumed by the many commitments we have, our various responsibilities and the bustle of daily activities. With so much going on, it’s easy to let financial planning take a backseat. Even if there isn’t too much going on, somehow, we always seem to find excuses to put off financial planning.


There’s something about “managing your money” that puts people off, causing them to avoid the seemingly daunting task. Then, the gu...

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Keep Your Business Finances in Order With These 6 Tips

Posted on December 10, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you find managing your business finances to be a pain? Although it may appear to be, and often is, tedious, keeping your finances in order is extremely important.


It helps you to project where your business is headed, and when you know exactly how your revenue and expenses are stacking up, you can begin to make more informed decisions for your business. Maintaining your f...

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7 Smart Year-End Tax Moves for 2015

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This year hasn’t been kind to investors. Falling oil prices, the slowdown in China and uncertainty about the U.S. economy have pummeled portfolios and fanned speculation about a bear market. That could put a real damper on your holiday festivities. But with the end of the year approaching, you can turn your lemons into a sparkling cocktail with a citrus twist. Use your losses to ...

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Time to make these tax moves before year-end

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Before the holidays become all-consuming, now's a great time to focus on some financial moves to make that can lower your taxes when you file next year.


The point of year-end tax planning is pretty straightforward: It's to make some specific transactions (contributions, payments, donations, sales, purchases) before Dec. 31 so that when you prepare your 2015 tax return, you'll have more deductions and ...

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