5 Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

Nearly eight out of 10 U.S. tax filers will receive a federal tax refund this year.  Smart use of your tax refund can start you on the path to long-term financial security. Instead of going on a spending spree, take Continue reading

Mortgage Preparation Steps

The process of buying a home can be lengthy, taking up to approximately  6 months. There are many steps that should be taken into consideration before taking on a mortgage. Check Your Credit Report and Credit Score. Lenders are much Continue reading

Seven Steps to Spring Clean Your Finances

The season for spring cleaning is right around the corner and while many may be focused on organizing closets or scrubbing floors, we  encourage consumers to clean up their finances as well.  Spring is a great time to take a hard Continue reading

The Income Tax Advantages of Home Ownership

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Owning a home is the American dream.  In the most basic definition a home is viewed as shelter and a place to live, however, owning your home not only provides a residence and emotional satisfaction, it also provides financial and Continue reading

IRS’s Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015

The Internal Revenue Service wrapped up the 2015 “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams with warning to taxpayers about aggressive telephone scams continuing coast-to-coast during the early weeks of this year’s filing season. The aggressive, threatening phone calls from scam Continue reading

Providing An Employee Benefit Program

Your total compensation plan must serve to attract, retain and motivate your employees.  While wages usually are the largest component, other parts of the plan are also important.  Together with the work environment, your benefit program may be the difference Continue reading