The end of the year holiday season is also the giving season. Church leaders know that the holidays are one of the most strategic times of the year for fundraising. End of the year donations are critical to the financial well-being of the organization. Every non-profit ministry in the country will make appeals to the members of their church for financial support. What makes these appeals successful?
The last quarter of any year is a busy one for anyone who wants to get a jump on tax planning and preparation. With holidays and shopping competing for your attention it’s easy to lose your focus on long-range financial planning. However, for those who can set aside time to review their finances, the advantages gained are many.
At some point, every small business owner will need to make an important decision: should they use cash or accrual budgeting for their company? Businesses use both the cash basis and full accrual basis of accounting and budgeting in their operations. There are advantages and disadvantages to both of these options, and you should consider talking with an accountant to learn about how these methods will impact your business.
Any nonprofit that lacks a substantial base of operating cash can experience cash flow problems. What causes them? There are many factors unique to the nonprofit business model, such as seasonal fundraising, annual grant payments, and reimbursement-based contracts. Nonprofit leaders need knowledge of how the organization's cash flows, and what to do if it doesn't.
Think you want to invest in rental properties? Are you considering buying residential property for rentals? Experts advise people who invest in real estate for building future wealth to make a long term commitment. Here’s how:
Today young workers are encouraged to start savings and asset building strategies as early as possible. A valuable asset to most individuals is their retirement account. A common question is whether to choose a traditional (tax-deferred) or a Roth option.
Cash flow management can make-or-break a company, and if you aren't properly managing the flow of your money, then you are setting your business up for failure. If you want to achieve long-term success with your company, then you need to make sure that you have cash available at all times.
Nonprofits address critical needs in the community. They promote awareness of issues, provide services that might otherwise be unmet, and can organize a community to make a difference. Unfortunately, nonprofits also tend to struggle with financial challenges. Successful nonprofit leaders, use concrete strategies to maximize financial resources.
Summer is the season for tax audits. You may have forgotten all about the tax preparation process of last winter. Realistically, the chances for an individual audit are low - around 0.6 percent or about one in every 160 returns. However, tax preparers advise that it’s important for their clients to be aware of the triggers. Here are some of the things that the professionals pay attention to as they prepare your tax return: