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Freedom (to/of/from) (insert your word here)

Tiffany Mosig - Monday, July 11, 2016

Freedom has lots of faces. I guess it depends on the preposition you’re using. Free will seems to fall under the “freedom to/of” heading like freedom to choose and freedom of speech. It’s good to have lots of those. And we do have lots of those.  read more >


FBAR deadline is June 30th. Period.

Tiffany Mosig - Monday, June 13, 2016

Spoiler alert: If you don’t have ownership of or signing authority for foreign financial accounts, you may feel this doesn’t apply to you. But just because it doesn’t apply now, doesn’t mean it won’t sometime in the future, right?  read more >


Dates to ponder in March

Tiffany Mosig - Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Just because there is a significant tax date in March, doesn’t mean it’s the only thing we remember about spring’s lead-off month. Other days are significant too. So just for fun, let’s march through some of the good ones.  read more >


Leaping Lizards, it’s Leap Year!

Tiffany Mosig - Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Is anyone else noticing that “rounding up” is the new painless way to fundraise? Retailers, banks and non-profits alike are asking us to round up so the pocket change will accumulate for the benefit of ourselves or someone else. Not a bad idea. It’s just a few dollars or cents that you’ll never miss…  read more >


Is this the year you finally hire a personal assistant?

Tiffany Mosig - Monday, January 18, 2016

Even though the New Year is just days old, I’m already behind in my resolution to be on top of everything in 2016. We all try to be organized. And none of us likes madly looking for critical paperwork when we’re about to miss a deadline. That’s why so many small business owners find that having a personal assistant the key to maintaining sanity and having a life.  read more >


Millennials! Want to make the break for independence?

Tiffany Mosig - Thursday, December 17, 2015

As your generation slides up one slot on the generational totem pole, many of you are hitting snags in your road to independence. Believe me, we’ve all hit them.  read more >


If we’re all so frazzled, why do you look so happy?

James Speers - Thursday, June 25, 2015

Allowing time for relaxation as well as responsibility is a challenge for everyone. But clearly some are really succeeding at it. What the heck are they doing that I’m not?  read more >


Roth IRA: The younger you are, the better it looks

James Speers - Thursday, June 04, 2015

For young workers that are likely to benefit from decades of tax-free growth, Roth IRAs can make a lot of sense. For one thing, they’ll create non-taxable income in retirement.  read more >


“Stealing” from your 401k is no longer taboo

James Speers - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Why does life derail you when you can least afford it? Job layoffs, medical expenses, unexpected home repairs, tuition or a combination of needs can squeeze the life out of your cash availability. So you weigh your options. Are there assets you can draw on? If not, what about your 401k?  read more >


10 ways to pay more taxes and penalties

James Speers - Thursday, May 07, 2015

Okay, 2014 is over, small business owner. “Yea!” you say. Then you start gathering up tax documents, files and receipts all the while making promises to yourself about changing your recordkeeping process. Clichés are clichés for a reason.  read more >


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