Mortgage tips for first time home buyers
Mortgage tips for first time home buyers

Mortgage tips for first time home buyers

January 25, 2023 / David Kuhns

Buying a home for the first time is one of the most meaningful experiences in your life. But finding the home is just one step in the process…

Charitable Giving; A donor-advised fund offers tax benefits
Charitable Giving; A donor-advised fund offers tax benefits

Charitable Giving; A donor-advised fund offers tax benefits

January 20, 2023 / The Merrill Anderson Company

Taxpayers generally welcomed the rough doubling of the standard deduction in the 2017 tax reform legislation. One group that was worried about unintended side effects of the change…

Why entrepreneurs find it hard to ask for help
Why entrepreneurs find it hard to ask for help

Why entrepreneurs find it hard to ask for help

January 16, 2023 / Patti Murray

If you are a business owner, chances are pretty good that you are independent. You try to do everything yourself, but the truth of the matter is you can’t…

Why the IRS is still catching up
Why the IRS is still catching up

Why the IRS is still catching up

January 06, 2023 / The Merrill Anderson Company

The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic upon supply chains and prices has been much commented upon. Less well known is that the pandemic caused the development of a major backlog at the IRS.…

Lease vs Buy: Which is Better for My Business?
Lease vs Buy: Which is Better for My Business?

Lease vs Buy: Which is Better for My Business?

December 22, 2022 / Jeramy Culler

Equipment, vehicles, facilities – large-ticket items are just one type of expense a business owner will have to manage.…

Stabilizing Your Business' Cash Flow
Stabilizing Your Business' Cash Flow

Stabilizing Your Business' Cash Flow

December 15, 2022 / Jeramy Culler

Securing your business cash flow is a lot more tangible than growing money on trees. Without proper cash flow management, you couldn’t afford to pay the utility bill to water your tree.…

Social Security COLA Increase is Biggest Since 1981
Social Security COLA Increase is Biggest Since 1981

Social Security COLA Increase is Biggest Since 1981

December 08, 2022 / The Merrill Anderson Company

The Social Security Administration has announced an 8.7% benefit increase for 2023, based upon inflation for the 12 months ending September 30, 2022.…

How to Protect Yourself After a Data Breach
How to Protect Yourself After a Data Breach

How to Protect Yourself After a Data Breach

December 01, 2022 / Ray Wills

When it comes to account security, many of us make a common mistake: We reuse passwords.…

Protecting Your Business Debit Card
Protecting Your Business Debit Card

Protecting Your Business Debit Card

November 24, 2022 / Ray Wills

While debit cards can offer advantages to small businesses, they need to be protected carefully because business debit cards lack most of the legal safeguards limiting the liability from unauthorized purchases that consumer credit cards enjoy.…

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