Make Online Reviews Work For Your Business

Make Online Reviews Work For Your Business Published: 4/10/2024 Many factors play into a potential customer’s decision to buy your product or service, but one thing is clear — online reviews are at the top of the list. Here are suggestions to improve yours: Create an impactful online presence. Unless you just opened your business, […]

Steer Clear of Common Household Accidents

Steer Clear of Common Household Accidents Published: 4/5/2024 When it comes to avoiding household accidents, an ounce of prevention is often worth a pound of cure. Fortunately, just knowing about some of the most common household perils is a solid first step to avoiding them completely. Here’s a look at several of the most common […]

Retirement Plan Options for Small Business Owners

Retirement Plan Options for Small Business Owners Published: 3/28/2024 Offering a retirement plan can be a powerful tool when you’re competing to attract the best employees. And if you’re a sole proprietor, a retirement account can help you save even more money for the future. Here are some of the most popular retirement options for […]

Anticipating Your Refund? What You Should Know

Anticipating your Refund? What you should know Published: 3/22/2024 If you e-file your tax return, you can generally expect to receive your refund within three weeks of it being accepted by the IRS. Expect four or more weeks if you mail in your tax return. But delays can happen. Refund Delays: The common culprits These […]

Refund Smaller Than Expected?

Refund smaller than expected? Published: 3/20/2024 Many taxpayers start preparing their tax return with hopes of receiving a sizable refund, only to find out that their actual refund is much smaller than expected — or that they actually owe the federal government money instead! If this happens to you, here are some of the likely […]

Important Moves to Consider When Interest Rates Change

Important Moves to Consider When Interest Rates Change Published: 3/18/2024 A domino effect occurs each time the Federal Reserve changes interest rates. An increase leads to higher rates for consumers when they borrow, while paving the way to better returns for savings accounts. A decrease results in paying less interest when borrowing money, but also […]

Building an Emergency Fund When Cash is Scarce

Building an Emergency Fund When Cash is Scarce Published: 3/14/2024 The traditional rule-of-thumb for emergency funds is to have enough cash stashed away to cover 3 to 6 months worth of expenses. For many people, though, this sounds better in theory than in practice. When you’re starting from scratch and don’t have a lot — […]

Common Missing Tax Return Items

Common Missing Tax Return Items Published: 3/05/2024 Want your tax return filed quickly and without error? Then double-check this list of items that are often overlooked. These missing items often cause delays in getting your tax return filed: Forms W-2 and 1099. Using last year’s tax return as a checklist, make sure all your W-2s […]

File Your Business Return on Time or Pay the Price!

Reasons to File Your Tax Return Early Published: 3/1/2024 March 15th is the tax-filing due date for 2023 calendar year S corporations and partnerships. While this filing deadline does not require making a tax payment, missing the due date could cost you a hefty penalty. The penalty The penalty is calculated based on each month […]

Reasons to File Your Tax Return Early

Reasons to File Your Tax Return Early Published: 2/28/2024 The 2024 tax season for 2023 tax returns is now officially underway. Here are several reasons to consider filing your tax return early. To get your refund. There’s no reason to let the government hold onto your funds interest-free, so file early and get your refund […]