Monthly Archives: January 2012

Have a Smart-Phone? Read This:

If you own a smart phone of any type, you should be aware that it is more like a computer than a phone. And like a computer it can be hacked. Read this introductory article from the New York Times, … Continue reading

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Employee v Entreprenuer

If you are reading this, you are, likely, sitting at a desk at a job that is not particularly satisfying, wondering if there isn’t a little bit more out of life than the 8am to 5pm shift. You’ve already sampled … Continue reading

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Identity Theft or Carelessness

If you’re like me–grew up in a small town, neighbors were friends and acquaintances, everyone knew everybody one way or another–the whole idea of identity theft doesn’t fit into our world-view. No one can take from you, the person that … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Health Savings Accounts

In the U.S., employer sponsored health plans have been the major provider of health insurance for the past 50 or 60 years. Yet even before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, PL 111-148) was passed in 2010, it … Continue reading

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Ponzi Losses in the 21st Century

The IRS recently released guidance for people who have experienced losses from Ponzi Schemes. The guidance–in Question and Answer format–discusses what losses may be deductible for innocent investors who have been duped. The Ponzi scheme is named after “Charles Ponzi, … Continue reading

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Do You Need Help Preparing Your Tax Return?

Maybe there’s some provision in the tax code that will save you money this year. With over ten options for deducting education expenses, over 20 different rules for determining eligibility for the earned income tax credit and complex depreciation, office-in-home … Continue reading

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Cell Phones for Employees?

Cell phones are everywhere. In a mere ten years, their presence has gone from obscurity to ubiquity. We can meet each other in a crowded mall, give a phone to each of our children and keep track of their movements … Continue reading

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Does the Payroll Tax Cut Benefit You?

It’s the end of the year (2011) and Congress passed yet another last ditch provision changing tax liabilities and obligations and presenting one more administrative headache for your business. This time, the provision is an extension of the Payroll Tax … Continue reading

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