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Changes to consider for 2012

As the 2011 tax season winds down and we look to prepare for 2012 taxes, I noted a couple of things for you to consider changing in your business. First, switch to paper bank statements.  On-line is great put no … Continue reading

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College education or retirement? What to do first?

A college education. Retirement. What do these major life events have in common? One shared characteristic is that each comes with a price tag. Here’s another: If you have school-age kids, you might be facing the challenge of having to … Continue reading

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A bad idea? College kids and credit cards

Should you send your child off to college with a credit card? Opinions are divided, both among parents and financial advisors. It’s a situation that can work out really well or really badly, depending on the student and the parents. … Continue reading

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Is your business operating at breakeven point?

The figures on an income statement report the sales, expenses, and net profit or loss of a business. But these figures can be helpful in another way. They can be used to compute the breakeven point for the business. Knowing … Continue reading

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Special Report of Future Tax Changes – AMT

This is a continuation of  posts to provide information about income taxes for 2012 and beyond.  While what will actually happen is uncertain at this time; however, the potential changes are quite significant to your bank account. ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX Always a … Continue reading

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Special Report of Future Tax Changes – Individuals and Capital Gains

This is a continuation of  posts to provide information about income taxes for 2012 and beyond.  While what will actually happen is uncertain at this time; however, the potential changes are quite significant to your bank account. SELECTED CHANGES IF … Continue reading

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Special Report of Future Tax Changes – Indivudals

This is a continuation of  posts to provide information about income taxes for 2012 and beyond.  While what will actually happen is uncertain at this time; however, the potential changes are quite significant to your bank account. SUNSETS FACING INDIVIDUALS … Continue reading

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Special Report of Future Tax Changes

The next few posts will provide information about income taxes for 2012 and beyond.  While what will actually happen is uncertain at this time, the potential changes are quite significant to your bank account. Uncertainty Grows Over Fate Of Bush-Era … Continue reading

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Some tax facts…

Tax tidbits to ponder: * The average tax refund on returns filed for 2011 was $2,983. * For this tax filing season, the IRS had 5,000 fewer employees than it had a year ago. * In 1995, 114,000 IRS employees … Continue reading

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A new proposed tax

What starts off as a good idea… “Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012″ is to stop the scheduled jump in Stafford loan interest rates from 3.4 to 6.8 percent that is set to take effect in … Continue reading

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