Avoid Charitable Scams After Natural Disasters

Hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides, tornadoes, floods, forest fires, and other natural disasters wreak havoc on a large scale. Homes and possessions might be damaged or lost. It’s a tragedy when people are injured or killed.
At such times, genero…

Pro Tips for Separating Business and Personal Finances

One of the most stressful parts about being a business owner is figuring out how to financially separate your real life and your professional life. As a full-time writer and speaker, I initially struggled to figure out how to draw down a salary and rei…

How Tax Reform Changed Deducting Unreimbursed Job Expenses

If you typically deduct unreimbursed job expenses as an employee, get prepared for a change this tax season. All unreimbursed job expenses for traditional employees are no longer tax deductible. Here’s a breakdown of how that tax reform chan…

Tax Reform: What Happened to My Mortgage Interest Deduction?

In December of 2017, we witnessed the most significant changes to the tax code in a generation get signed into law. If you’re confused about how the changes will affect you, you’re not alone.

Fortunately for most …

A Short Self-Employed Guide to Deducting Travel Expenses

If you have to travel as part of being self-employed, you know traveling costs can add up fast. Fortunately, there are a few tax breaks available to offset those expenses.

Follow this quick guide to learn how to lower your ta…