Tax Tip of the week

February 4th, 2019

Consider this when choosing to file jointly or separately

If you're married, it's better to file a joint tax return, rather than separately ... right? That's usually true, but not always. It depends on your situation.

6 tips to cut business costs in 2019

Early in the year is a perfect time to reassess your business, including organizational structure, policies, marketing and more. Reviewing company costs can also pay huge dividends throughout the year if you can create an expense-cutting plan and stick to it. Here are a few ideas for reducing costs with your bottom line in mind:

Tips for retiring into a bear market

You're approaching that long-awaited day when you can say goodbye to full-time employment. But you've been listening to the dire predictions of financial pundits. Not exactly encouraging stuff. Should you continue to plug along at work and ride out the storm? Or should you retire as planned, even if the market's headed for a significant downturn?

Previous Tax Tips of the Week

January 28, 2019

Use your tax refund for an IRA contribution

You may already know that contributions to a traditional IRA may be deductible on your personal tax return (subject to certain limits). You're allowed to deduct a contribution on your 2018 return that is made as late as April 15.

But are you aware that you can use this year's tax refund to make your IRA contribution for the 2018 tax year?

Previous Business Tips of the Month

January 2019

6 tips to cut business costs in 2019

Early in the year is a perfect time to reassess your business, including organizational structure, policies, marketing and more. Reviewing company costs can also pay huge dividends throughout the year if you can create an expense-cutting plan and stick to it. Here are a few ideas for reducing costs with your bottom line in mind:

Previous Business Tips of the Month

December 2018

How not to lose your best employees
In today's tight labor market, finding and retaining top talent can be daunting. Ideally, you'll discover and hire workers who fit your company culture, sign on to its mission, and stick around for the long haul. But retaining your "best and brightest" can be a balancing act. Here are five suggestions:

Previous Financial Tips of the Month

January 2019

3 investment blunders everyone should avoid

Whether you're a seasoned investor or new to the game, you'll want to make a conscious effort to avoid these three common investment mistakes:

Previous Financial Tips of the Month

December 2018

Taking out a loan? Answer 3 questions first
For many Americans, debt has become a way of life. A recent LendingTree analysis of the latest Federal Reserve data showed that total U.S. consumer debt is on track to exceed $4 trillion this year. The analysis showed Americans collectively owe more than 26 percent of their monthly income on consumer debt, including car loans, credit card accounts and student or personal loans.