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15 11, 2016

How Cheap Payroll Processing Can Cost You a Fortune

By |November 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

After all the long, hard days (or weeks, or months or years) of doing everything yourself to build up your small business, are you finally at the point where you’re ready to hire your first employee? Congratulations! Getting to this point is a really big deal. Now that you’re about to become an employer for [...]

21 09, 2016

Why You Should Keep Paying That Horrible 15.3% Self-Employment Tax

By |September 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

(And Maybe Even be Happy About It) I was on a webinar this morning with a group of businesspeople, and as I was listening in, another CPA started explaining the focus of his practice. It sounds like his main service involves restructuring the form of his clients’ businesses to reduce the amount they pay in [...]

26 01, 2016

Last-Minute Tips for 1099 Filers

By |January 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you're like me, and your business paid someone at least $600 last year in rents or services, or at least $10 in royalties or broker payments, then the IRS requires you to file Form 1099-MISC to report the amounts you paid. And, yes, the deadline to send out those 1099s is rapidly approaching. Hopefully, [...]

25 01, 2016

Driving Through a Blizzard

By |January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As tax season starts to ramp up, I’m sitting safely in my office right now, however, just a few short weeks ago, things were much more tense. We were driving back home from our Christmas trip down to visit family in California, and I was feeling pretty good for a couple of reasons: I was [...]

7 12, 2015

Great Friends

By |December 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lately, things have been pretty busy for us. Saturday was no exception. After making breakfast and getting the boys dressed for the day, I dropped off Kelli in the middle of a snowy field (so she could do a maternity photo shoot for some clients) and drove off to Walmart to do some grocery shopping [...]

2 12, 2015

Local Charity Spotlight #1: Young Life Bend

By |December 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As part of my plan to practice thankfulness and generosity, I’m going to try to feature a few local charities on my blog before the year ends. If you’re looking to invest in some worthy causes, hopefully these features will give you some good ideas. Today, I’ll be sharing about Young Life in Bend, Oregon. [...]

27 08, 2015

Only One More Month of Summer (Sigh)

By |August 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When my wife and I first moved up to Bend a few years ago, our heads were filled with visions of the bounty of outdoor activities that we would fill our summer days with. Somehow we were convinced that we would spend all our time cycling, hiking, camping, floating the river, fishing and enjoying all [...]

25 02, 2015

These Humble Appliances are Changing Lives

By |February 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Math for Tax Season: Mini fridge + Toaster Oven = More Appointment Time Slots A lot of people work during working hours. You probably already knew that, even if you don’t think about it that often. CPAs mostly work during working hours too. So how do you meet with your CPA if you’re one [...]

5 02, 2015

Is Bend’s Housing Market Pricing You Out?

By |February 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Industry Experts Weigh In At Chamber Event On Tuesday night, the Bend Chamber of Commerce put together a town-hall event with a panel of experts to discuss the workforce housing crisis in Bend. So what's the crisis? A significant amount of the people who work in Bend, can't afford to buy a house (or even [...]

29 01, 2015

Secrets Revealed – The CPA Uniform

By |January 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why do CPAs Seem to Only Wear White or Blue Shirts? As part of my ongoing efforts to demystify the profession of public accounting, I'll occasionally take some time to answer those questions you've always had about CPAs, but never quite got around to actually asking. Today I'll be telling you about the "CPA uniform," [...]