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Elements of a Good Business Partnership

By Dana McGuffin | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Like a bundle of sticks, good business partners support each other and are less likely to crack under strain together than on their own. In fact, companies with multiple owners have a stronger chance of surviving their first five years than sole proprietorships, according to U.S. Small Business Administration data. Yet sole proprietorships are more…

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Is It Worth It to Amend Your Return?

By Dana McGuffin | August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Whether it makes sense to amend your tax return depends on which of these situations you’re in: If you owe the IRS If you discover an omission on your tax return that results in you owing additional tax, you need to correct it with an amendment and provide the tax due. Don’t delay if this…

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Become Debt-Free

By Dana McGuffin | July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The average household carries $137,063 in debt, while the median household income is less than $60,000, according to data from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Labor Department. While it’s easy to get into debt, it can be hard to get out. Here are five tips personal finance experts recommend to lower your debt burden: List…

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How Long Will It Last? Planning to replace common items.

By Dana McGuffin | July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Part of financial planning is having a good sense of how much it will cost to replace your possessions when they break down or wear out. But many of the big-ticket consumer products may cost more to replace and wear out sooner than you think. An essential part of financial planning is to budget replacing…

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Five Tax Breaks for New Parents

By Dana McGuffin | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

New parents have their work cut out for them. Not only are they dealing with lost sleep, they also face the extra cost of raising a child. At least there are a lot of potential tax breaks available to them. Check out this list and share it with any new parents you know. Child Tax…

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5 Finance Tips Everyone Wishes They Had Followed

By Dana McGuffin | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sadly, it usually takes hard-won experience and costly mistakes to really internalize good financial advice. Here are some of the top five things we all wish we knew and followed earlier in life: Pay yourself first Paying yourself first means taking a percentage of everything you earn and saving it. Consider it as important as…

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The New Small Business Family Medical Leave Credit

By Dana McGuffin | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

There’s a new business tax credit that partially reimburses employers for providing paid family and medical leave for select employees. But small businesses should be informed before they try to use this new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) tax break. Basics of the new credit Employers who provide at least two weeks of paid…

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Overlooked Business Metrics To Keep Your Eye On

By Dana McGuffin | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Revenue, gross margin, net profit — these are the basic metrics every small business owner watches closely. But there are also some often-overlooked metrics that can deepen your insight into your business and inform your decision-making. Here are a few: Customer acquisition cost Divide the total amount of money you’ve spent on marketing over a…

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6 Tax Benefits Of Owning A Home

By Dana McGuffin | June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you own or are considering owning a home, you can take advantage of many tax benefits. Here are six of the most commonly used homeowner’s tax breaks: Mortgage interest deduction. You can deduct the interest you pay on your monthly mortgage bill when you itemize deductions on your tax return. This can be a huge…

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It’s Tax-Planning Time

By Dana McGuffin | June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now is the ideal time to schedule a tax-planning session. Your tax return outcome is still fresh, and it’s early enough in the year to make corrective action to take advantage of the numerous new tax law changes taking place in 2018. Here’s a brief overview of some of the new tax issues that you…

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