Build a Fortress Defense for PPP Loan Forgiveness

Posted on 26. Aug, 2020 by in COVID-19, IRS, Managing Finances, Small Business Tips

More than 70% of small businesses in America now have loan proceeds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help retain employees during the current pandemic. The entire amount of a PPP loan is eligible to be forgiven if the funds are used for qualified expenses. Recent legislation liberalizes the terms of loan forgiveness for […]

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High School Students! Here’s How You Can Make College More Affordable.

Posted on 24. Aug, 2020 by in Budget, Children, Family, Managing Finances, Misc. Articles

Students can earn college credits while still in high school With the cost of college rising rapidly, it can be overwhelming to think about how to pay your way through school for either yourself or your kids. Fortunately, saving hundreds, even thousands, is possible. Teenagers can help keep down the cost of their future college […]

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How Stay-at-Home Orders Change Money Habits

Posted on 05. Aug, 2020 by in Budget, Charitable Contributions, Charitable Giving, Managing Finances, Small Business Tips, Spending

The most fruitful periods of growth often happen when they are the least expected. Teachers and parents call them teachable moments. By reflecting on how you handle the situation, you can learn a lot about yourself. The disruption caused by this year’s pandemic is a massive teachable moment for all of us regarding money. Here […]

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Ideas to Help Make Payments During Tough Times

Posted on 20. May, 2020 by in Budget, COVID-19, Managing Finances, Small Business Tips

If you’ve been recently laid off, here’s how you can get some quick cash to help pay your bills. You’re not alone in trying to navigate the financial uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of American workers who lost their paycheck because of COVID-19 need to find creative ways to pay bills. Here are 6 […]

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New Rules Mean Saving More for Retirement

Posted on 27. Feb, 2020 by in Managing Finances, Misc. Articles, Retirement Accounts, Tax Tips

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, also known as the SECURE Act, was passed by Congress in late December 2019. Here are some of the features in the new legislation that will help you save more for retirement: Money can continue to grow tax deferred If you turn 70½ in 2020 or […]

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Make Your Cash Worth More

Posted on 16. Jan, 2020 by in Cashflow, Managing Finances, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips

Your cash is parked. Do you know if it’s making or losing you money? For instance, letting it sit in a non-interest-bearing account is a waste of earnings potential. It’s actually losing money if you factor in inflation! Here are some ideas to help you make the most of your banked cash: Understand your bank […]

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Do You Have a Revenue Plan for 2020? 

Posted on 09. Jan, 2020 by in Managing Finances, Small Business Tips

 A great way to start the New Year is to get clear on exactly how you can make your revenue goal number.  A revenue plan is the perfect tool.  You’ll need to be proficient in Excel, and if not, you can work with your accountant on this very important and enlightening spreadsheet.     Start by listing all of your […]

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The Short and the Long of It

Posted on 21. Nov, 2019 by in Accounting, Managing Finances, Small Business Tips

The balance sheet is one of the main financial reports for any business.  Among other things, it shows what a company owns, what they owe, and how much they and others have invested in the business.  One of the characteristics of a balance sheet is how it separates what you own and what you owe […]

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Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

Posted on 08. Nov, 2019 by in Managing Finances, Small Business Tips

Your credit score is more important than ever. Once viewed as a necessity when applying for a mortgage, it now factors into renting an apartment, paying for utilities, buying a cell phone, and determining the amount you pay for home and auto insurance! Here are tips to help you improve and maintain a good credit […]

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Ideas to Improve Your Financial Health

Posted on 04. Nov, 2019 by in Managing Finances, Small Business Tips

No-one likes to be blindsided by financial hardship. Listed here are ten ideas to help ensure your financial health stays healthy. Your safety net. Plan to have a minimum savings balance to cover three months of expenses. Ideally this should be six to twelve months. If your reserves are light, start saving now. Even if […]

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