Monthly Archives: August 2013

Good debt or bad debt: What do you have?

You’ve got debt! The question is, do you have good debt or bad debt? Even more important, how do you tell the difference before you take on any more? Here are two questions to ask before incurring any debt. 1. … Continue reading

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Customer Service Tip: How to keep your customers coming back

Every successful business relies on a core group of customers who keep coming back on a regular basis. Sure, you’re always trying to find new customers and expand your market. But chances are that it’s the “regulars” who provide the … Continue reading

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What investment expenses are deductible?

Whether you’re a stock market bull or bear, you have investment expenses – and you may be wondering if they’re deductible on your federal income tax return. Here’s a quick review. * What are investment expenses? Investment expenses are amounts … Continue reading

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A job change can change your taxes

Planning to change employers this year? As you look forward to starting your new job, you’re probably not thinking about taxes. But actions you take now can have an impact next April – and beyond. Here are three tax-smart tips: … Continue reading

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Avoid growing pains in your business

One way to kill your business is to grow it too fast. Many profitable small businesses have expanded at the wrong time and at the wrong level of increased costs. The result is that they never again make a profit. … Continue reading

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A tax travel tip

If you are planning a summer business trip, you and your spouse may be able to travel for little more than you would have paid on your own. For example, if a double hotel room costs $250 and a single … Continue reading

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Combine business and pleasure this summer

You might want to combine a little pleasure with one of your business trips this summer -and save some taxes, too. Within the U.S., if the primary purpose of the trip is business and you add on a side trip … Continue reading

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