Make the Most Out of Your Tax Refund

  A tax refund is not a bonus, but people often treat it that way. In reality, your tax refund is a reimbursement from the government for withholding too much of your income. The average federal tax refund this year will exceed $3,000. Before making a reservation at the nicest restaurant … [Read more...]

These Mistakes Could Lead To An IRS Audit

Tax season is here once again. Keep these common mistakes and pitfalls in mind when filing your tax return to avoid a visit from the Internal Revenue Service. Accurate Income Reporting The income reported on Form W-2 and Form 1099 needs to match the income reported on your return. Inaccurate data … [Read more...]

Millennial Millionaires? A Financial Advisor Could Help You Join The Ranks.

  Millennials, or young adults under the age of 35, may not feel they’re on a career trajectory toward becoming a millionaire. However, with careful planning and advising, many millenials can obtain this goal and set aside a comfy nest egg for adulthood and retirement. The key is … [Read more...]

Retirement Income Payment Plans – Choose Wisely

If you are getting ready to retire,  you may find yourself faced with the question of how you should receive income payments – in increments or all at once. Most people end up choosing steady payments, or "life annuity".  Having that steady income can make for less stress than taking a big lump … [Read more...]

An Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis

“If you can read a nutrition label or a baseball box score, you can learn to read basic financial statements. If you can follow a recipe or apply for a loan, you can learn basic accounting. The basics aren’t difficult and they aren’t rocket science.” – U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission What … [Read more...]