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How to Control your Holiday Spending Habits

Posted by thallissey on Nov 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Holiday spending is an area that can easily break your budget. In fact, the average American spends nearly $1,000 on gifts for friends and loved ones during the holiday season. However, much of these runaway expenses can be reined in with a little pre-season planning.

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Topics: Financial Planning

The Best Finance Apps to use for Personal Money Management

Posted by thallissey on Oct 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

All the tools you need to manage your money are in the palm of your hands. Today, there are a growing number of apps available that help with personal financial planning and more. From Mint to Acorns to HomeBudget, today’s best finance apps help you track the flow of your money on the go.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Timeless Tips to Build Financial Stability in Retirement

Posted by thallissey on Sep 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Every working American dreams of a comfortable retirement. Unfortunately, far too many people fail to develop a strategic plan to make financial stability in their golden years a reality.

If you are like many Americans who are concerned about retirement but don’t know what to do about it, you should know it’s never too late to begin planning. These seven tips will give you a head start.

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Topics: Financial Planning, retirement

5 Personal Finance Red Flags Millennials must Avoid

Posted by thallissey on Aug 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

After college is over, one of the most important lessons you can learn is how to manage your personal finances. Whether you are balancing a checkbook for the first time or struggling to pay off debt, it’s easy to make mistakes if you don’t know how to recognize these five warning signs of poor money management.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Long Island Accountants Help Family Owned Businesses Thrive

Posted by thallissey on Jul 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Since your family owned businesses is built on the strength of its lasting relationships, you need a qualified accounting partner you can trust. The objective input and counsel of Long Island accountants can help you set and reach all your financial goals.

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Topics: Business Accounting, Financial Planning, Tax Planning

What is a Fiduciary, and what are their Duties?

Posted by thallissey on Jul 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Despite their important financial role, many people are unfamiliar with the term “fiduciary.” In this blog, we will explain exactly what is a fiduciary and what responsibilities they have to the individuals or institutions they may serve.

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Topics: Financial Planning

7 Money Saving Tips you can Take to the Bank

Posted by thallissey on May 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With financial obligations like college tuition and housing payments, it’s easy to put saving money on the back burner. However, this strategy will likely catch up with you at one point or another. If you are planning for your future, these seven money saving tips will help you become more financially conscious.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Why Small Businesses can’t Neglect Financial Planning

Posted by thallissey on May 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

As a small business owner, you likely have your hands full running the day-to-day operations. However, neglecting the future for the present can be a huge mistake. That’s why most companies choose financial planning services, which offers many short-term and long-term benefits.

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Topics: Financial Planning

Tax Questions: Who you can and can't Claim as a Dependent

Posted by thallissey on Mar 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

While it may seem simple, there are many rules to who you can and can’t claim as a dependent. Since each qualified dependent can reduce your taxable income by more than $4,000, it’s worth examining to see if you qualify. These answers to typical tax questions about dependents will tell you everything you need to know.

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Topics: Tax Laws, Financial Planning, IRS

A Taxpayer's Handbook to the Home Office Deduction

Posted by thallissey on Jan 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you use your house as your office, there are many tax write-offs worth knowing about. The home office deduction allows you to deduct certain household expenses, like a business telephone line or the maintenance of an office.

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Topics: Financial Planning

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