Mo Money Means Mo (IRS) Problems

I have always assumed that with an increase in income, especially business based income, increases your risk to an audit from the Internal Revenue Service.  My thought process is that it just makes good business sense.  Even if they found a W2 employee making $50,000 cheating on their taxes it doesn’t really matter because itContinue Reading

Cash loans through the month

Got that sinking feeling when you get to the middle of the month and that wage packet just won’t stretch any further?   We’ve all been there and sometimes we just need a cash window to help us through the month.  The bills are mounting and its times like this when we could just use aContinue Reading

Thoughts on Business Cards

Business cards are the tools of the trade and can make a massive impact on the recipient.  Never underestimate the power of the business card on a client as it can make or break a business relationship before it’s even got off the ground.  Hand a flimsy card over during a meeting and the prospectiveContinue Reading

If You Have been Thinking About Getting Life Insurance Now is the Time

I recently updated, upgraded and increased my life insurance and with the paperwork finally all completed I can finally say…there is no reason to delay and I should have looked at my insurance sooner!  For purposes of this post it doesn’t matter what type of life insurance we are talking about, if you are thinkingContinue Reading

Updating My Dividend Watchlist

For the past few years every few months I have updated my dividend watch list (last dividend investment portfolio update April 2013). I recently decided since this account is moving up in terms of a priority (i.e. I am depositing more and more money into it) I should update the watch list every month toContinue Reading

How Much Do We Really Know About the Businesses We “Know?”

Was watching a special on CNBC on Marriott and was shocked to learn that Marriott doesn’t actually own many hotels.  Rather Real Estate Investment Trusts and other companies own the hotels and pay Marriott to manage them! That reminded me of two shocking about two product ownership flow charts I have seen: Who actually ownsContinue Reading