Total Tax Service’s Common Financial Mistakes (Part 1)

You pay your bills on time. You try to save as much as you can. You even follow the advice you read in the books and hear on the radio about how to keep your finances in check. But you're still not getting ahead. Well, sometimes, it's the unchallenged, mental assumptions about how we're handling our money that rise up … Read More

Total Tax Service’s Common Financial Mistakes (Part 1)

Should NE Pennsylvania College Students Invest In The Market Or Pay Off Student Loans Early?

As a general rule, most debt isn't helpful to you. In fact, I could probably state that more clearly: debt can be a massive load on your financial future. And, of course, that is especially true of student loans. Now, much can be written about the explosion of student loan debt over the last decade (and has), but today I … Read More

Should NE Pennsylvania College Students Invest In The Market Or Pay Off Student Loans Early?

Getting Your Mental State Out Of Fear And Anxiety By Total Tax Service

I might be wrong, but I get the sense that many of my friends and clients in NE Pennsylvania are getting wiser about the dangers of our digital age. Because they are, indeed, quite real. There is a famous clip of an interview with NYT-bestselling author, and cultural commentator Simon Sinek that made the rounds about a year ago on … Read More

Getting Your Mental State Out Of Fear And Anxiety By Total Tax Service

Six Steps To Debt Recovery By Total Tax Service

Our hearts are with the Carolinas, and with the cleanup process that is just beginning over there. With all of the the flooding that is hampering efforts to get in and even evaluate the damage, we know this will be a long road to recovery. The slow onset of these hurricanes is a mixed bag, isn't it? We prepare for … Read More

Six Steps To Debt Recovery By Total Tax Service

Five Steps To Help NE Pennsylvania Families And Individuals Prepare for Financial Emergencies

With Hurricane Florence barrelling towards the southeastern United States, I'm reminded (again) about how the unexpected can put a big dent into a well-planned life. And as a planner by nature, these kinds of slow-approaching problems (like hurricanes), are the sort of thing against which I'm always on guard on behalf of my NE Pennsylvania clients, family, and friends. There's … Read More

Five Steps To Help NE Pennsylvania Families And Individuals Prepare for Financial Emergencies

Three Key Money-Management Tips For College Students In NE Pennsylvania

So, Labor Day is behind us, which means that the FALL is here. Football, cooler temps, pumpkins and more are in our future. And school. School is back in session in NE Pennsylvania — which for some parents is something to celebrate, and others something to mourn. Or a little of both! And for the college-aged students among us, new … Read More

Three Key Money-Management Tips For College Students In NE Pennsylvania

Implement Total Tax Service’s Tax Planning Strategy To Pay Less On Taxes This Year

It's true — there are certain people for whom this note doesn't apply. There are those who are perfectly fine paying the amount of tax they pay every year, thank you very much. However, since YOU have chosen to invest yourself in our services (or at one point considered it), you are probably in the second group: those who would … Read More

Implement Total Tax Service’s Tax Planning Strategy To Pay Less On Taxes This Year

Tax Reform Has Opened Up Many Tax Strategy Opportunities We Can Implement For NE Pennsylvania Families And Individuals

I can't believe it, but here we are, almost done with the month of August (!), school is already starting in many areas where we serve clients, and football is again being discussed as something to pay attention to. This summer has absolutely FLOWN by — and those of us who pay attention to politics are already tired of all … Read More

Tax Reform Has Opened Up Many Tax Strategy Opportunities We Can Implement For NE Pennsylvania Families And Individuals

A Family Budget Plan By Total Tax Service

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Last week I wrote to you about a few financial conversations worth having within a marriage, or any close partnership. As we turn the page into the end of summer, there are a swath of newlyweds out there, and this (and the previous note) might be something useful to send their way. But before I get there, a word about … Read More

A Family Budget Plan By Total Tax Service

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