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Financially Independent Retired Early: Flaws with Philosophy?

Financially Independent Retired Early: Flaws with Philosophy?

Okay, an important first stipulation. I totally understand the allure of the financially independent retired early strategy. Further, I totally agree with the idea that if you can truly arrange[...]

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Exploring Our Money Shadow

Exploring Our Money Shadow

This is an excerpt from my upcoming book from Integral Publishers, Pay What It’s Worth: You Don’t Need to Set a Price on Value. Stay updated on when it’s available for purchase here. Money is a symbol of two basic principles that underlie every process in the physical world: the principle of value, and the principle of giving Read More

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Quick and Easy Small Business Fringe Benefits

Quick and Easy Small Business Fringe Benefits

Need a small business fringe benefits package to attract and retain good employees? Hey, me too. But it’s tough, right? We small business owners need to have good fringe benefits[...]

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The Average Retirement Savings Return

The Average Retirement Savings Return

Buried at the heart of every personal financial plan is a critical percentage: an average retirement savings return estimate. And that leads to problem, frankly. That average retirement savings return[...]

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Business Education Deductions

Business Education Deductions

A couple of times recently, I’ve talked with taxpayers about their business education deductions. And they have questions. Some small business owner spends money on an MBA program—and she wonders[...]

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Tax Deduction Receipts

Tax Deduction Receipts

Taxpayers always wonder about whether or not they can deduct expenses when they don’t have a receipt. Generally, yes, you can… but you want to proceed with caution if you’re[...]

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Real Estate Professional Loophole

Real Estate Professional Loophole

Earlier this year, the tax court issued a decision about the real estate professional loophole. A dentist, one Dr. Zarrinnegar, had used the real estate professional loophole to deduct large[...]

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Transforming…

Transforming…

I see now this space, this blog, was originally created by me as a place where I could feel free to express myself, perhaps for the first time since I was a young child. A space that is sacred to me, it has brought me much joy as my life has unfolded and transformed over the past eight Read More

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Spotting Investment Scams

Spotting Investment Scams

This week, I want to talk about spotting investment scams. Okay, sure, a funny topic for a CPA to broach. But every year, our CPA firm sees a handful of[...]

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Paying Zero Income Taxes on Average Income

Paying Zero Income Taxes on Average Income

Last week, I blogged about how to pay zero federal income taxes on a $100,000 income. But that’s not very relevant to most readers. First, the U.S. average household income[...]

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