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Four Last-Minute Tips to Lower Your Taxes
Now that the New Year has begun, April 15 will be here before you know it. Have you done all you can to minimize your tax payments and maximize prudent financial planning? If you’re not sure, there’s still time to make some smart...
What You Should Know about Timeshares
Now that the holidays are upon us, many people dream of taking a tropical vacation or spending time near a popular attraction. If you’re shopping for a getaway, you may have considered a timeshare, an arrangement that generally gives you...
How to Give Wisely
Have the holidays made you feel more generous? Nonprofit organizations report receiving 41 percent of their donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s each year, according to Charity Navigator, and their overall charitable contributions...
Tax Planning Tips for Armed Forces Personnel
The total U.S. armed forces add up to more than 1.3 million American men and women, according to recent statistics from the Defense Manpower Data Center. Those who serve our country—and their families—should be aware that there are...
Avoiding Not-So-Jolly Holiday Scams
It’s the beginning of the holiday season, a time when family and friends come together to celebrate. The bad news is that this is also when thieves of all kinds are trying a variety of scams. To help you keep the sparkle in your holidays, the...
Healthcare Reform and Your Small Business
What has the Affordable Care Act meant to your business so far? When it was first passed, many small business owners were concerned about new complexities and potential added costs and disruptions in the way they run their operations or manage...
How to Guard Against Child Identity Theft
Your child begins to receive offers for pre-approved credit cards. It sounds annoying, but nothing to be worried about, right? In fact, it could be one of the warning signs that your family is the victim of child identity theft. Nearly three...
Don’t Make these Common IRA Mistakes!
About 40 percent of U.S. households—nearly 50 million—own individual retirement accounts, which provide tax-advantaged options for saving for your retirement years. The Connecticut Society of CPAs offers the following tips on how to...
Five Disaster Planning Steps for Small Business
September 2014 Could your business bounce back if a disaster occurred? A minimum of 25 percent of small to midsize businesses that close temporarily due to a natural or other disaster ultimately never open their doors again, according to the...
Financing a Return to College
You’ve advanced on the job, but you think that finishing or enhancing your college degree would help you go further. Or maybe you were laid off and are seeking skills for a new career. No matter the reason, if returning to school is on your...

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