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Pacioli Father Of Accounting

Should you have an audit?
Do you need an audit?

As you may know, the accounting profession has adopted new standards for audits that have materially increased the cost of all audits for years ending after December 15, 2007. These new audit standards are mandatory and have caused the cost of audits to increase 15% – 20% – 30% or more because of the additional
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ALSD CPA Guest Author Kevin Worthley

Divorce Finance: What You Don’t Know Can Be Costly

Divorce is a painful subject for all parties, and the complexities of a financial separation can be daunting.  In this article, Certified Financial Planner™ and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Kevin Worthley points out some of the lesser known implications of a divorce settlement.  One of the partners read this article and commented, “I wish I
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ALSD Guest Author Lauren Silviera

8 Tips and Tricks to Keep an Office Organized for Life

Does your office yearn to be clutter-free? We all struggle.  Lauren Silveira  is a professional organizer and one of the partners can personally attest to her skill!  As Lauren says, “creativity, simplicity and helping others are my passions.” Read on: Have you ever considered asking yourself what the clutter within your office space is costing
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ALSD Guest Author Larson Gunnes

The Case For Optimism

When thinking about financial planning, it’s important to consider the long-term.  What plans should be put in place in order to prepare for the future?  For financial advisor Larson Gunness a central question is this: are we optimistic or fearful of the future?  In typical original fashion, his article looks at the urgent global issues of our
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Advice to Businesspeople Who are New
to Nonprofit Boards

As advisors to nonprofit organizations ALSD often encourages them to strengthen their boards by adding qualified businesspeople.  But for the businesspeople themselves – what to expect? Author Gayle Gifford has been helping our clients for years.  For Gayle, “nonprofits are a commitment to our society to create a more just and peaceful world of hope,
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PostRichStreitfeld

Peace, Love and Financial Planning

The following is an excerpt from “Peace, Love and Financial Planning — An Illustrated Guide to Money”, by E. Larson Gunness, a local financial planner (and friend). Note: “You” is the narrator in the book, who is working for a local accounting firm. Art Comes in for a Meeting One day, a person named Art
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Best of the Mensch
Financial Tips you may have Missed

Q: I landed a new job in sales and upgraded my wardrobe. Can I deduct the expenses? –Taylor Slow A: Nope — the tax code can be magnanimous but these are purely personal expenses. You also cannot deduct perfume, lipstick, lip balm, an electronic toothbrush or your coconut-lime shaving cream. (Okay, lipstick if it is
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How To Pay Uncle

Q: What will the IRS do with my information once they know my bank account? –E. Snowden, Moscow A: Most of my clients use direct deposit when they have a refund; it’s the fastest and most efficient way to get the money due them. Now many of these same good folks shriek at the thought
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