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Six simple steps to starting your own business

Owning a business is a dream that can become a nightmare without adequate planning. But if you follow some simple steps, a business can be a satisfying and lucrative venture. The following are seven steps you can take to ensure that your business idea has a chance to succeed. Evaluate Your Personality Not everyone is […]

Record Retention Guidelines

When deciding upon a firm’s record retention procedures, it would be wise to consult federal and IRS regulations and state and local government record retention requirements. The IRS generally must assess additional tax within 3 years after the due date on a return. (So, keep records for 3 years.) A period of 6 years applies […]

Planning Your Wedding: Important Early Steps

Planning a wedding can be complicated – even more so than you probably realize at first – but by tackling the most important steps as early as possible, you’ll save money, time and stress. Furthermore, you’ll be able to enjoy your wedding day rested and relaxed, knowing you made the best decisions. Though it’s beyond […]

Plan a Stress-Free Family Vacation

Did last year’s family vacation create more stress than it was worth? Vacations should be a time to rest and relax, but poor planning and a hectic pace can make you want to retreat from your retreat. Following are some simple steps that can help ensure your vacation is more enjoyable and less stressful. Plan […]

Five Basic Financial Tips for Young Couples

For young couples starting out, money can be tight. Most likely, you’re starting a new career or a family; paying back college loans; or simply suffering though a slow job market in a sluggish economy. Utility bills, credit card debt, car payments, rent and other expenses can add stress to your relationship and your budget. […]