POTUS Meets IRS

For most of us, filing a tax return is a fairly private affair, just between us and our friends at the IRS. But for President Obama and his family, it’s a high-profile event. Last week the White House posted the Obamas’ return online, and it reveals a lot about how the tax laws apply at the highest levels. The President’s base pay is $400,000 per year, the same as when he took office seven years ago. When he talks about American workers not getting pay increases, he really does feel their pain! (He’s not the only one in Washington with
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Born to Run

Lots of states get a bad rap. California is too flaky. New Yorkers are too unfriendly. North Dakota is too cold. (Wait a minute . . . you mean we’ve got two Dakotas?) But there’s one state that may get the worst rap of all, and that’s New Jersey. Too many Americans hear the name and think of clogged freeways, bumbling second-rate mobsters, knuckleheads at the shore, or the one miserable night they spent at the Newark Airport Radisson. Now New Jersey may be headed for a fiscal crisis — and it’s all one man’s fault. Is it blustering Governor
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Please Finish Your Book

Diane Gardner guest starred on the amazing podcast, Please Finish Your Book – Authors Inspiring Future Authors with John P. Click Here To Listen Diane Gardner: Stop Overpaying Your Taxes – 11 Ways Entrepreneurs Overpay and How to Stop It Now!Diane Gardner is an expert tax coach, and best-selling author whose proactive planning approach gives clients a leg up on Uncle Sam. Diane saves small business clients between $3,000 and $50,000 in as little as 60 minutes! She also has some great advice on finishing a book. Listen in on our conversation.  
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Where Are All the Americans?

Last Sunday, the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism stunned the world with their release of findings from 11.5 million files leaked from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. The “Panama Papers” blow the lid off the firm’s creation of over 214,000 companies, mostly in the British Virgin Islands and similar “sunny places for shady people” where financial miscreants go to hide their loot. Most of the press has focused on 140 political figures and family members caught with their pants down. Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson has already resigned. British Prime Minister David Cameron has released his tax returns to
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Developing A Business Tax Strategy

Diane Gardner guest starred on the amazing podcast, Listen Money Matters with Thomas & Andrew Click Here To Listen Small businesses are a big part of our country’s economic growth, so you would think the government would make starting a business as easy as possible. Of course this is not the case. If you need a business tax strategy- listen up. You might think coming up with a great idea and creating a solid business plan would be the most difficult part- that is until tax season comes along. Today we talk to expert business tax planner Diane Gardner about the
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Start Warming Up Your Texting Thumbs

If you’re not already one of the millions of Americans with a smartphone glued to your hands, this story may make you reconsider . . . . Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has fired up the progressive left with his long-shot White House run. Sanders describes himself as a “democratic socialist,” and asks Americans, “What’s wrong with being more like Scandinavia?” Naturally, his platform includes Scandinavian-style higher taxes on America’s wealthy. Texas Senator Ted Cruz may be Sanders’ complete and polar opposite, an unabashed conservative who appears biologically allergic to anything related to government. Naturally, his platform slashes taxes for nearly
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