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Why Do People Put Off Saving for Retirement?

By: Elisabeth - July 2, 2018 - 9:01 am

Why Do People Put Off Saving for Retirement? A lack of money is but one answer.  Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP®   Common wisdom says that you should start saving for retirement as soon as you can. Why do some people wait decades to begin? Nearly everyone can save something. Even small cash  Read more…


2018 W-4 & New Withholding Tax Tables

By: Elisabeth - June 12, 2018 - 8:08 am

2018 W-4 & New Withholding Tax Tables What? New W-4 and Tax Withholding Tables for 2018 The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act made some changes to personal and dependent exemptions as well as enhancements to the child tax credit. Because of this, it is especially important for W-2 employees to review their withholding. When? Effective  Read more…


Retirement Plans for Individuals & Businesses

By: Elisabeth - June 1, 2018 - 9:36 am

Retirement Plans for Individuals & Businesses A look at some of the choices. Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP®   Households are saving too little for the future. According to one new analysis, 41% of Gen Xers and 42% of baby boomers have yet to begin saving for retirement. In a recent financial industry  Read more…


The Real Cost of College

By: Elisabeth - May 1, 2018 - 9:16 am

The Real Cost of College  It may not be what you think.  Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP® How much will your family end up paying for college? Your household’s income may have less influence than you think – and some private colleges may be cheaper than you assume. Private schools sometimes extend the  Read more…


What Should You Keep?

By: Elisabeth - April 2, 2018 - 9:55 am

What Should You Keep? Even with less itemizing, there are still tax documents you want to retain for years to come.  Provided by Denise B. Barrows, CPA, CFP® Fewer taxpayers are itemizing in the wake of federal tax reforms. You may be one of them, and you may be wondering how many receipts, forms, and  Read more…