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Tips for Starting a Small Business
The 23 million small businesses in this country are responsible for 54 percent of all U.S. sales, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Do you ever dream of launching your own company? If you do, the Connecticut Society of...
Save Money on Your Vacation
Are you planning to take a family vacation this summer? If so, it could become a pricey proposition. For those Americans with summer vacation plans, 41 percent expect to pay an average of $3,000 for transportation, lodging, meals, activities,...
Make a Rewarding Credit Card Choice
You’re ready to sign up for a new credit card that seems to promise a host of appealing rewards. But are you really sure of what the card has to offer or how it compares with other options? Many people are not, according to a J.D. Power...
Keeping a Lid on Wedding Costs
Can you have a memorable wedding day without breaking the bank? Absolutely. Even though the average wedding costs nearly $30,000, according to TheKnot.com, many happy couples have joyous celebrations for far less money. If you’re planning...
Five Ways to Save on Moving Costs
About 36 million people, or 11.7 percent of Americans, moved between 2012 and 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you’re in the process of moving, you’re probably juggling a lot of tasks, including worrying about the...
Five Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Secure Retirement
About 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day until around 2030. If you’re part of that group, or if you’re planning ahead for a comfortable retirement, the Connecticut Society of CPAs offers this advice for securing your financial...
Putting Miscellaneous Deductions to Work
Now that you’re just about ready to file your tax return, are you sure you claimed all the deductions that you’re due? Most Americans know that they can deduct items such as charitable donations, mortgage interest, and property taxes. But you may...
Five Tax Tips for the Unemployed
If you find yourself out of work, taxes may be the last thing you want to think about, but it’s important to continue your tax and other financial planning, even when you’re unemployed. The Connecticut Society of CPAs offers practical tips that...
Do’s and Don’ts for Paying your Tax Bill
About three-quarters of individual taxpayers received refunds last year, according to Internal Revenue Service statistics. However, many people find that they do owe taxes when April 15 comes around. If you fall into that group, the Connecticut...
Tackling Taxes If You’re Self-Employed
Tax time is tough, there’s no question about it, but it’s even more challenging when you’re self-employed and trying to deal with the sometimes confusing rules and recordkeeping that can go hand in hand with running your own...

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