Are Your Business Meals And Entertainment Expenses 100% Deductible?

Article Summary This article attempts to help provide clarification for taxpayers in avoiding conflicts with the IRS with respect to business meals. On January 1,2018, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) invalidated the general deduction of business entertainment expenses. Nonetheless, the TCJA left … [Read more...]

Biden’s Capital Gains Plan: Proposed Changes May Affect Your Current and Planned Investments

Biden's Proposed Tax Plan Includes Significant Capital Gains Changes The Biden administration has recently released its proposed budget (aka "Green Book") for the 2022 fiscal year. The U.S. Treasury indicates the $6 trillion budget aims to improve infrastructure, clean energy, research & … [Read more...]

Realtors in Austin and Real Estate Professionals: Which type of business entity is right for you?

  The Austin Real Estate Investment and Housing markets are benefiting from major forces that are providing unprecedented income opportunities for real estate professionals. From the wave of companies leaving the coasts for more business-friendly states, to the beginning of the ‘Great Reshuffling’ … [Read more...]

Women and Financial Advisors

Staying in control of your finances is one of the most important and difficult responsibilities for most adults. The results, then, when Forbes Insights and Northwestern Mutual surveyed a group of women regarding how their confidence correlates to their finances, were not surprising. The survey … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]