Monthly Archives: October 2012

Year End Tax Planning Tips

Taxes are a constant every year. But in this big election year, a number of key tax incentives are set to expire. With just two short months before year end, now is the time to get a solid game plan in place for your 2012 tax filings, and 2013 tax strategy. Here are a few […]

Six Steps to Building Good Credit

Building good credit….it’s a bit of a modern twist on the chicken and egg conundrum – it is harder to get credit until you have a history of repaying credit. While, at first, it seems like an impossible situation, take heart. Because building credit, at that good credit, is crucial to your obtaining credit. From a lender’s […]

Refinancing: It Makes Sense (Dollars and Cents!)

No doubt you’ve heard a lot about “refinancing,” what with all the chatter recently about historically low interest rates. While you may know there is no time like the present to refinance, you need to do your homework. Like the terms you agreed to when you first bought your home, refinancing is not a one-size-fits-all […]

Business Plan Basics, Part I: Why You Need One

Few things inspire fear in the hearts of entrepreneurs the way the mere mention of “business plans” do. But developing a business plan doesn’t need to be intimidating. Simplify.  After all, developing a business plan isn’t a “choice.” It’s a valuable step in the process of starting a business and it is necessary (if not […]