Six Steps To Debt Recovery By Alan Newcomb

Our hearts are with the Carolinas, and with the cleanup process that is just beginning over there. With all of the the flooding that is hampering efforts to get in and even evaluate the damage, we know this will be a long road to recovery.The slow onset of these...

Alan Newcomb’s Five Key Long-Term Financial Goals

It's helpful to have long-term financial goals at which to aim. But the problem is that there is just SO MUCH financial advice to be had on ye olde World Wide Web that cutting through the noise and finding simple targets is difficult. So, that's what I'm here to...

3 More Reasons Why More Centralia IL Families Don’t Have Estate Plans

The Winter Olympics are finished and we are fully immersed in our tax preparation process. We've been enjoying the opportunity to reconnect with so many longtime friends from Centralia IL who trust us with their most sensitive financial details -- and we don't take...

Last week to lower your tax bill?

"If it's never our fault, we can't take responsibility for it. If we can't take responsibility for it, we'll always be its victim." - Richard Bach I trust you're recovering from all the holiday sweets and family fun? My body might need a few weeks, probably! Last...

Re: Guarding Against Your Own Private Downgrade

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change." - Barbara de Angelis Last week, we were all reeling a little from the S&P downgrade and all of the...

A Centralia IL Tax Professional Examines The Presidential Tax Returns

In preparation for the political convention season, this Centralia IL tax professional was scattershooting around the tax and political world, today -- and wow, did I ever hit paydirt! (By the way, speaking of conventions -- this Isaac storm looks like it could really...

You get the credit

"The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has." -Will Rogers Your family's Personal Financial Guide is here, and we've got some bad news to start the week...as well as some good news for many from the past weekend. (Btw, I'm not...

9 Questions For Centralia IL Taxpayers To Consider for Tax Planning

I wanted to put this on your radar before the next few weeks, when (apparently) our nation (and perhaps even our little village of Centralia IL) will be going down in flames. If we are to believe either/both sides of this nasty election, if Trump/Clinton...

Failure To Plan

You have to see opportunity before you can seize it. - Greg Hickman Through the burger-soaked haze of my morning, I'm sitting down to write to you about something important. But before I get there and speaking of burgers, how WAS your weekend? I sure hope it was...

“Loopholes” Are My Job

"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out." - Thomas B. Macaulay download The Talented Mr. Ripley We start this week with a big announcement from President Obama about how he is seeking to close "tax loopholes"....

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!