Tax Time’s Over-Now What?

For most people, paying their taxes for 2016 is over and done with. But before you start breaking out the champagne in celebration, you should know that there are things you can do now that will help you prepare for next year’s tax season. Here are five steps from tax preparation professional John S. […]

Benefits of Social Security and Self Employment Tax

Social security is more than a retirement fund.  There are additional benefits you, your spouse and children could receive depending upon your situation.

  • Retirement benefit for yourself.
  • Retirement benefit based on your  account for my spouse, if married at least 10 years,
  • Disability benefit for yourself at any age you may become disabled.
  • Disability benefit for your spouse as early as […]

Protect yourself from Identity Theft

Don’t let thieves steal from your mailbox!  Place your outgoing mail in post office collection boxes or secured mailboxes.  Collect your incoming mail as soon after delivery as possible.

Destroy junk mail credit card offers before discarding them.  Shred all old bank and credit card statements.  Look for information on documents that a thief could use to steal your identity […]