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Summary of the TCJA The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) makes small reductions to income tax rates for most individual tax brackets, significantly reduces the income tax rate for corporations and eliminates the corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT). It also provides a large new tax deduction for owners of pass-through entities and significantly increases […] The post What You Need to Know About the New Tax Laws appeared first on ...
Posted: Jun 04 2018 @ 8:00 AM
The keys to investing are pretty simple: start early and continue to invest consistently. Sometimes it is unclear though where or how to invest. One great investment account is the Roth IRA. It is one of the most versatile and helpful retirement accounts you could ever have. Roth Distributions are Tax-Free With most retirement accounts, […] The post The Many Benefits of the Roth IRA appeared first on Accountant on Fire. ...
Posted: Apr 27 2018 @ 12:05 PM
Eliminating your student loan debt sooner rather than later will increase your happiness and speed your way to financial freedom, allowing you to take advantage of future opportunities, both professional and personal. On your way to debt elimination, most people should use refinancing as a way to manage and pay off their debt. It is […] The post 11 Things to Know About Student Loan Refinancing appeared first on Accountant on ...
Posted: Apr 19 2018 @ 2:19 PM
Investment accounts typically fall into one of three categories when it comes to tax treatment: Tax-free accounts (Roth IRA or Roth 401(k)) Tax-deferred accounts (401(k), traditional IRA, Simple IRA, SEP IRA or 403(b)) Taxable accounts (brokerage account and trusts) Like so many personal finance topics which one you choose is a topic of great debate. […] The post Taxable, Tax-Free and Tax-Deferred Accounts: Which is Best? appeared first on Accountant on ...
Posted: Apr 17 2018 @ 8:00 AM
    The Non-Financial Considerations I thought I would give my thoughts on whether investing more or paying a mortgage faster is the better choice. This is a great spot to be in financially regardless of what you choose. It really boils down to a win-win situation. Typically investing more will result in a faster […] The post Which is Better: Investing More or Paying a Mortgage Faster? appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 11 2018 @ 8:00 AM
REITs or real estate investment trusts are corporations that invest in residential, commercial and other real estate assets. They are a convenient way for the average investor to profit without the large up front investment and hassle of directly investing in rental properties. REITs can’t always beat the ROI of direct real estate investing but they […] The post Real Estate Investing Through REITs appeared first on Accountant on Fire. ...
Posted: Apr 09 2018 @ 8:00 AM
“It does not make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do. We hire smart people to tell us what to do.” – Steve Jobs Do you feel valued and highly regarded in your job the way Steve Jobs suggested you should be? If not, it could be one of many reasons […] The post Ten Signs It’s Time to Work for Yourself appeared first on Accountant on ...
Posted: Apr 04 2018 @ 8:40 AM
The 4% Safe Withdrawal Rate If you were to ask financial experts how much you need to save for retirement they will tell you how much you should save based on your income. However, 9 out of 10 experts don’t ever mention your expenses which is actually more important. The experts base your required savings […] The post This is How Much You Need to Retire – The 4% Safe Withdrawal ...
Posted: Apr 02 2018 @ 8:26 PM
Travel For Next to Nothing It’s easy to think of travel and saving money to be contradictory goals. But they don’t have to be. It is possible to have a ton of fun traveling without paying much in the process.  Know Your Spending Limit It’s always a good idea to know how much you can […] The post How to Travel for Next to Nothing appeared first on Accountant on Fire. ...
Posted: Mar 30 2018 @ 8:00 AM
  Debt is the Enemy This day came sooner than I thought it would. Yesterday my wife and I finished paying off our student loans. I graduated in 2013 with about $20,000 in student loans and my wife had $25,000 when she graduated in December of 2015. We both went to private universities. I realize […] The post Debt is the Enemy of Financial Freedom appeared first on Accountant on Fire. ...
Posted: Mar 22 2018 @ 8:00 AM


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