One of the most important skills any successful nonprofit organization must develop is the ability to raise capital through fundraising events. Fundraising events are even more important in today's tough economy as many nonprofit organizations and charities struggle to survive amid the decline of charitable contributions by both private and corporate donors.
The IRS uses "audit anxiety" to help taxpayers be honest on their tax returns. Some people don't even claim all of their deductions out of fear of audit. We have an obligation to pay our fair share of taxes but we don't need to tip the government by not claiming all appropriate deductions. With the government hurting for money, they are trying to collect every penny they can. Here are some things that interest the IRS.
People who own businesses make mistakes, perhaps more mistakes than their counterparts in Corporate America. This happens because in Corporate America, making mistakes is not only something to be avoided, making a big enough one means paying the ultimate price of losing your income. The tendency is to maintain the status quo.
During these uncertain economic times, individuals with significant debt may be asking themselves if declaring bankruptcy may be the solution.
The Roth IRA is a generous tax avoidance vehicle. Unlike other qualified retirement plans, the Roth does not require distributions once the owner reaches age 70 1/2. Roth IRA money can be left to grow tax free not only for the life of the owner but also stretched based on the age of nonspouse beneficiaries. Many people balk at the idea of paying income tax now rather than it being deferred. They fail to consider that this money can grow tax-free for generations and withdrawals from a Roth IRA are income tax free. Moreover, it's often cheaper to ...
Procrastination is the most common reason why people do not have an estate plan. Most people understand that they should have some kind of plan but they don't really understand all of the benefits that an estate plan can offer them. There are many reasons to avoid procrastination when it comes to estate planning. Here are 8 of them:
Early July signals an opportunity to review, refocus and renew.
Considering the decreased value declines most participants have experienced in their 401(k) and other pension plans in 2008 and 2009, many advisors are recommending to clients to consider an in-service withdrawal.
In an age where customers are beginning to rely on your Web site more than your telephone-book advertising to locate you, the value of your company's Web site as an asset has never been higher.
We may be on the cusp of inflation raising its ugly head again. How so? Our government is spending trillions of dollars using a broad swath of initiatives to fight deflation, which is the opposite of inflation. Herein lies the rub. If government were to succeed in stopping deflation, the huge new debt issuance that's supporting them could lead to a spike in inflation that we have not experienced since the 1970s.
How are you reacting to the current state of the market? How do you feel about the current U. S. economy overall? And, more importantly, what are you doing to protect yourself from the economic pinch?
In this challenging economic environment, consider taking inventory of your finances by first determining your net worth - the difference between your total assets and total liabilities.
The mid-point of the year is an appropriate time to review how the year is progressing in marketing.
By 2030, the over-65 population in the US is projected to swell to 72 million.
Effective February 1, 2010, Santa Clarita Valley residents will be among the millions of credit-card users nationwide to experience extensive credit-card reforms featured in the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009, recently signed into law by President Barack Obama.
I've always liked watching team sports. Sometimes you don't even have to be watching a game to know how things are going. You simply have to listen. You can hear the winners.
Not yet using LinkedIn to help you find qualified professionals? You should be.
When we moved into our home, a row of six tall and bushy pine trees provided ample shade and privacy for our back yard.
Forbes reported that millions of employed Americans are switching employers each month.
Spring is here and many of us are busy cleaning out closets and dusting the cobwebs that may have accumulated during the winter. While you are taking on spring cleaning projects, consider taking a fresh look at your finances.
If there is one thing that makes me angry, it is the statement stuffed into my cable television bill telling me that the price I have to pay has gone up.
This past week I watched Brian Tracy's video "Success is a Journey" a total of five times as I facilitated client orientations.
If you are one of the millions of Americans receiving a refund this year, following are several ways to put your refund to work.