How old do you have to be to start thinking about planning for your retirement? It’s never too early, but when is it too late? Even later in life there are a number of ways to prepare for retirement, but what if you’re self-employed? You may be surprised to hear that you have many similar options as those who are employed by others.
In order to save money you may do your own personal income tax every spring. While that might seem like good money management, there are a lot of ways you can pay too much without knowing it. Read on to learn a few signs that may indicate whether you are paying more than you need to.
I tell all my clients that the true key to building wealth lies in building assets. Regardless of how much money you make, you can build wealth over time through assets. Think about how much of your life involves bills, taxes, purchases, contracts, etc. When it comes to financial planning, why not take advantage of the time you spend preparing for your tax filing and reconnect with your CPA to develop a financial plan for building wealth.
It's no secret that the last quarter of any year is a busy one for those 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. I understand completely. However, it's smart to look at ways you might minimize your tax liability.
As a CPA I help lots of individuals with tax preparation and filing. Many of them are interested in building assets through investing. From a tax perspective, investments are a solid way to increase longterm assets. I advise my clients to work with a financial advisor. It takes time and patience to build wealth.
When I talk with clients about financial planning I include the importance of a durable approach to retirement. My message? Whether you are starting your career or have been at it for a while, you should be taking advantage of
The retirement account is a valuable asset. Every worker should start savings and asset building strategies as early as possible. A common question I hear from my clients is which type of retirement account is best. There are various types and your best one depends on your situation. The Roth IRA is one of the options.
Now and then I hear from a client who suspects that an IRS imposter is targeting them with a fraudulent phone call or email. According to the IRS, these calls are becoming more frequent and are increasingly aided by robocall technology. My first response is always the same: Don’t respond.