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    Financial Expert Explains Why You Should Hire A Good CPA & Not Part-time Help; Offers Tips

    It’s that time of year for part-time help at the local tax-preparation location, when drivers can see seasonal staff standing at busy intersections wearing costumes of the Statue of Liberty or Uncle Sam.

    Gary Marriage offers tips as to why you should hire a skilled CPA instead of trusting in pop-up tax firms this tax season.

    By Jennifer Hutchison, Expert Content Specialist

    Running a small or home-based business can be extremely rewarding, but it’s about more than just making sure that deadlines are met and that enough products are sold. Sometimes the little things, like staying organized and up-to-date for the tax season, can get overlooked.

    It’s the Monthly Bills that Really Add Up
    By Carla Firey Shives

    The one-time cost of your desk and computer may seem pricey, but it's those monthly bills that really add up. In fact, services like long distance, Internet, and a fax line can total $100 or more each month—and that doesn't include other regular expenses like toner and paper.

     

    The elusive but enticing $100 start-up — consider it the Big Foot of the entrepreneurial world. Time and time again, wannabe entrepreneurs are told that the $100 start-up is possible. That by following the advice from this or that “expert,” you can create a business doing something you love, and all you need is a quick and easy $100 investment. This line of thinking has become so prevalent in the start-up world for that serial entrepreneur, and it absolutely must be debunked. There is no such thing as a $100 start-up.

    By Gary Marriage, Financial Expert

    Gary Marriage, CEO of Nature Coast Financial Advisors, which specializes in maximizing retirees’ finances, shares important facts to keep in mind as you plan for how Social Security will factor in your retirement:

     

    Here Is Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Credit And Credit Cards

    Over the last few years, Americans have been tightening their belts and paying down debt, but unfortunately most of the population is still struggling day-to-day because of the debt they are carrying.

    By Donna M. Phelan, MBA

    Donna M. Phelan has spent more than 18 years at some of Wall Street’s largest and most prestigious investment firms. The author of Women, Money and Prosperity: A Sister's Perspective on How to Retire Well, Phelan offers nine tips on how to utilize your tax refund.

    By Bernard B. Kamoroff, C.P.A.

    As far as the IRS is concerned, a home business is no different than any other business. But there is a difference: not only can freelancers deduct the business expenses that every business is entitled to, they can turn personal, non-deductible expenses into tax-deductible business expenses—if they are careful to follow the rules.

    Check out eight great tax tips excerpted from the book Write It Off! Deduct It! by Bernard B. Kamoroff. 

    Overlooked Deductions May Cost You Thousands 

    By Reid Abedeen, Expert Investment Advisor

    Millions of Americans face a challenge in meeting their budgets every month – not just financially, but also in their time budgets. “Knowledge is power and time is often money, but what if you don’t have the time to empower yourself with knowledge? For many households, that often means losing out on thousands of dollars through tax deductions."

    Abedeen offers the following strategies that may be relevant for your family this tax season.

     

     

    Leading Economists Predict a Grim Future…and Identify Who the Winners and Losers Will Be

    By Brian and Alan Beaulieu

    Economic turbulence is the new normal. And if the ups and downs have you wondering what the future holds, it’s a good news/bad news/good news story.

    The good news: Economists predict that during the next three years — 2015, 2016, 2017 — we’ll see solid economic growth.

    The bad news: That growth won’t last.

     

     

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