How divorce and death affect Social Security benefits
Anyone considering divorce or remarriage should consider all the ramifications, including the impact on Social Security.
What Aspiring Accountants Need to Know
The five keys to kick-starting new careers they don't teach in college. By Steven Sacks Neithetechnology nor accounting are the most important factors.
How can I get an 8% return on my investment?
You can't control market returns. You're better off focusing on the things you can control: how much you save and spend, how you divvy up your savings between stocks and bonds and how much of your return you give up to investment expenses.
How to Pick the Best Tax Preparer
5 Tips on Choosing Your Tax Preparer
5 Tips On Choosing Your Tax Preparer Read this in 10 minutes With 9,000 pages, over 4 million words, and an average of one change per day, the tax code is one complex document to decipher. It’s no wonder over 84 million taxpayers will opt to use a paid tax preparer this tax season. Add in the changes from the new law, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, with a delay in the filing deadline and it’s not hard to understand why we seek professional help (in more ways than one) You want someone who is honest, certified and professional. So, how do you go about finding the right fit for you? Here are a few quick tips to get you started. Ask friends and family for referrals. You quiz them on…
This Chart Tells You How Basic Investment Accounts are Taxed
Investing isn’t nearly as intimidating as it seems. But all of the tax rules for different investing accounts can be overwhelming. The folks at Bankrate break down the basics in one simple chart.
5 Things You Can Learn from Your Tax Return
There's a variety of things to discover from your tax return by reviewing each form and understanding the impact your taxes have on your financial health.
5 Year-End Tax Preparation Tips That Will Make Your Accountant Happy
Paying taxes is a joyless duty but there are ways to make the process less painful.
Why choose a CPA for all your tax needs?
Everyone knows about CPAs, right? Although you may often hear friends talk about meeting with their CPAs at tax time or when they need critical advice, in fact many people are not...
How to ask for a tax extension
Every citizen is eligible for an automatic extension on their taxes