For Individuals

College Financial Planning

How Can You Pay for Your Kid to go to College, Spend and Save as You Are Now, and Increase the Amount of Money You have for Retirement?

Elder Care Financial Care

Finally… Worry Free Financial Management for Your Aging Parent or Family Member.

Estate Planning Done Right

Make Sure Your Family Transitions Prepare Your Children and Your Family for Financial Freedom.

John Smith’s Seven Negative Results And Six Painful Consequences For Unfiled Tax Returns

The IRS just began receiving tax returns this week, and Tax Preparers all over the nation are cranking and grooving along, finding all kinds of savings on behalf of clients ... as well as chomping at the bit to help them on THIS year's taxes. The buzz around the tax...

Let’s Talk About Your Business…

See, relative to their income, the rich are frugal. They save and invest. They spend less than 65% of their take-home pay on day-to-day expenses.

Training Your Heart For Good Financial Stewardship In CITY

Working with my CITY clients' finances over the years has given me a bit of a crash course in human behavior. Often, I'm floored by the generosity I see displayed by many clients -- even those without significant means. Other times ... well, I think that we all could...

John Smith’s Tax Extension Breakdown

It's the final full week of tax season, and our office in CITY is hopping! But yes, I'm still taking the the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend. Lots of business to communicate today, with the deadline of Tuesday, April 17th, right around the...

John Smith’s Three Tips For Resisting Financial Process Automation

Did you see Google's demonstration of their new virtual assistant technology, Duplex, last week? If you did, like me, probably you were both amazed ... and a little bit terrified of the implications. Essentially, Google is close to figuring out how to make it so that...

A 12-Point Financial Health Check For CITY Families And Individuals

We are now fully engaged in our tax "off season" here in CITY. But interestingly, this is where the real difference that we can make on behalf of our tax preparation clients is actually made. We're diving into the new tax legislation, and attending classes (online and...

How To Manage Money For CITY Millennials

I'll tell you what... The month of May is beginning to look a lot like December. Definitely not because it's cold out there, but with so much "end of school year" stuff happening these days, from graduation parties (ranging from pre-k "graduations" all the way up...

Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

As you may have heard, "Labor Day" originated during the time of 7-day workweeks of 12-hour days, in the late 1800's, as our country was in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. Times have certainly changed since then -- and our economy is no longer driven by the...

BIZNAME’s 2017 Tax Preparation Checklist

Lots of things have been changing recently -- from Academy Award ratings (they're down), to mortgage rates (which have been rising), to the effective tax rates for most businesses and families in 2018 (which, you may have heard, have changed!). But we here at BIZNAME...

A Basic Mid-Year Tax Planning Method for CITY Taxpayers

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend an educational conference in Tucson this past weekend, and it poured heavy rains and the weather was cooler. Because we are right in the thick of summer, it's tempting to just sit back and hit the cruise control for the next...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.
But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!