Rich Streitfeld, CPA

Posts by Rich Streitfeld, CPA

Zen Mensch Accounting

Intelligent Divorce
A Practical Peace

You have been fighting for years and he is evasive about money. Of course you ARE right — he cannot be trusted. But that does not mean there is a treasure of gold in his beat-up pick-up truck. She did NOT declare those yard sale earnings on her 1992 tax return. Because she under-reported her income, does that
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Excuse Me? Your Hand Is In My Pocket
Embezzlement Made Easy

  You are a busy dentist and your bookkeeper signs the checks. You are president of a non-profit; the treasurer is supposed to co-sign large checks with the ED. But the treasurer  is out of town, and you trust the ED. Your Quickbooks password hasn’t been changed in seven years (Oh, you don’t have one.) The cash part of the business? It’s
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Zen Mensch Accounting

Retirement Carpentry
Making Sure Your Package Is Built To Last

It’s daunting.  You can barely pay the bills, fret about keeping your job, and your triplets will be in college at the same time.  (And then your accountant congratulates you on your increased income, but you didn’t realize your taxes go up and your credits go down — more on this soon!). So when Suzie Orman suggests
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Don’t Be A Fool, Pay On Time!
Your I.O.U. Due In Two

Hey — I have until October 15, right? I just file that handy-dandy extension while I get my paperwork in order, build up my stash of cash and then file and pay in the fall. No worries, right? Not exactly. If you are getting a refund, you can enjoy the procrastination and the government holding
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