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Banking 102: How to Handle Fraudulent Charges

2 MIN READ Recently when working in a client’s books, I noticed a series of charges, all for $800 within two days of each other. I did not recognize the vendor listed in the bank...
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Banking 101: How to Choose a Bank

2 MIN READ When our clients ask if we can recommend a bank, our pat answer is, “Any bank you are comfortable with,” as we are not in the business of promoting any one bank in...
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What Employers Need to Know About Per Diem Reimbursement

3 MIN READ Per diem—if you’ve ever traveled for work, chances are you’re familiar with this term. As an employee, it’s pretty straightforward. You’re given a fixed, predetermined...
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Beyond Bean Counting: Mental Health in the Workplace

2.5 MIN READ How many beans could a bean counter count if a bean counter could count beans? Well, that depends greatly on the state of their mental health at the time. The same...
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How to Report Your Health Insurance Benefits as a Firm Owner

3.5 MIN READ We’ve previously written about how to pay yourself depending on your entity type. As a quick refresher, if you’re a single member LLC, you take draws. Partners in a...
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How to Convert Your Books from Cash Basis to Accrual Basis Accounting

4 MIN READ When you first started your business, you may have chosen to use cash basis accounting for its simplicity. This method works well for new businesses with minimal...
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How Much of What You Spend Should Be Included In Your Books?

6 MIN READ Once upon a time, someone told me you can claim everything through your business and never have to pay taxes again. It sounded too good to be true! Well guess what? It...
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Thinking of Hiring? Practical Advice and Bookkeeping Considerations for Independent Financial Advisors

5.5 MIN READ Any independent financial advisor will tell you that the first few years of firm ownership are nothing short of challenging. Most days can feel like a sprint (even...
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Fringe Benefits: What's Taxable and What's Not

4 MIN READ When considering a job, most people know that you should look at more than just pay; you need to consider the entire benefits package offered. Fringe benefits—all those...
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How to Review Your Books: A 7-Step Process

4.5 MIN READ Around mid-January, wewere inundated with questions and corrections about why certain transactions were categorized a certain way, why income was high, or why...
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