Total Tax Service’s Two Financial Exercises To Strengthen Your Family Finances

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All of the tax media outlets (and even some non-tax ones) were shouting about a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that showed that (gasp) millions of taxpayers are underwithholding, and that they will face a tax bill come 2019. Apparently, there was an increase of 3% of those who will owe the IRS due to not adjusting withholding per the new tax law. Fortunately, … Read More

Total Tax Service’s Two Financial Exercises To Strengthen Your Family Finances

New (and Old) Tax Scams Taxpayers In NE Pennsylvania Need To Know About

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You’d think that this would be about golf, since here we are smack in the middle of summer. But I’m here with a word of caution about other kinds of traps, not of the sandy variety. Last week, we spoke about executors, and I’ll return to that subject soon. But today, I thought I’d issue some words of caution about … Read More

New (and Old) Tax Scams Taxpayers In NE Pennsylvania Need To Know About

NE Pennsylvania Families Should Not Neglect Estate Planning

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How is your summer rolling along for you? I’d love it if you sent us an update on what you have been doing … even if it’s just a personal update. (You can send us an email through the link at the top of the page.) We take great joy in knowing that our work is being done on behalf of some … Read More

NE Pennsylvania Families Should Not Neglect Estate Planning

Achieve Financial Independence in NE Pennsylvania by Outsourcing

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If you pay close attention to the news media (which I don’t advise, but in our digital world, it can be unavoidable), you might be feeling a weight, almost as if there is a sense of impending doom. I saw a recent survey that indicated that almost one third of respondents felt that we could be headed towards a second civil … Read More

Achieve Financial Independence in NE Pennsylvania by Outsourcing

Delayed Gratification: Staying Focused to Get Ahead (Later) in NE Pennsylvania

delayed gratification

For sports fans, that was quite a run last week. The NHL crowned its champion (and the nation’s capital seemed like it was one massive street party for the weekend), the rest of the NBA conceded to the Golden State Warriors, and we witnessed another Triple Crown in horse racing. Now, well … there’s baseball. But this is a good … Read More

Delayed Gratification: Staying Focused to Get Ahead (Later) in NE Pennsylvania

Focus Training For Folks In NE Pennsylvania

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Now that we’re into June, it really does feel like summer is here. The air conditioning kicks in, the days are hotter … and, if you’re like me, “focus” becomes something I have to set myself towards. It doesn’t just “happen” — especially when the days are hot. It might be simply because tax season is now fully behind us, and … Read More

Focus Training For Folks In NE Pennsylvania

Instilling Financial Literacy For Kids In NE Pennsylvania

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Memorial Day weekend can often feel a little disjointed. There we are with our burgers, our pools, our picnics — all while we are supposedly remembering the sacrifice of so many thousands who laid down their lives in the line of duty for this country, and for the sake of our constitutional freedoms. However, when you talk to veterans from … Read More

Instilling Financial Literacy For Kids In NE Pennsylvania

How To Manage Money For NE Pennsylvania Millennials

How To Manage Money

I’ll tell you what… The month of May is beginning to look a lot like December. Definitely not because it’s cold out there, but with so much “end of school year” stuff happening these days, from graduation parties (ranging from pre-k “graduations” all the way up through college and beyond), to weddings (both royal and otherwise), to sports seasons wrapping … Read More

How To Manage Money For NE Pennsylvania Millennials

Total Tax Service’s Three Tips For Resisting Financial Process Automation

Financial Process Automation

Did you see Google’s demonstration of their new virtual assistant technology, Duplex, last week? If you did, like me, probably you were both amazed … and a little bit terrified of the implications. Essentially, Google is close to figuring out how to make it so that machines and robots can engage in regular human interaction — with the human being … Read More

Total Tax Service’s Three Tips For Resisting Financial Process Automation

A 12-Point Financial Health Check For NE Pennsylvania Families And Individuals

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We are now fully engaged in our tax “off season” here in NE Pennsylvania. But interestingly, this is where the real difference that we can make on behalf of our tax preparation clients is actually made. We’re diving into the new tax legislation, and attending classes (online and in person) to get clarity, even as the IRS releases various new … Read More

A 12-Point Financial Health Check For NE Pennsylvania Families And Individuals