Why Budget?

Your budget is a blueprint of how you are going to spend and save your income over the next 12 to 24 months. Your budget not only helps you maximize and prioritize your current finances and gain clarity and control over them, but also serves as a foundational building block for your short-term and longterm financial …

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8 Reasons Why People Don’t Plan for Retirement

For most people, the amount of income they need in the first year of their retirement is between 70% and 90% of their living wage in the last year of their working life. Furthermore, most retirees need 60% to 90% of their total retirement income to be generated by the nest egg they have saved for …

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Retirement Planning 101

Retirement planning is about planning to accumulate your retirement nest egg during your working life and distribute it wisely during your retirement years, so that it lasts your entire retirement. It is about thinking ahead and planning to realize the life you want to live in retirement. Here is a brief overview of the steps …

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5 Things to Consider While Selecting a Financial Advisor

The term “financial advisor” is a generic term that anyone can use to describe themselves regardless of their educational background, professional experience, and subject matter expertise. Moreover, not all financial advisors are required to be impartial and act in their clients’ best interests. This creates confusion for consumers who may be searching for a well-qualified and …

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Common Excuses People Use to Avoid Financial Planning

While most of us have dreams and aspirations about the financial future we want for ourselves and for our family, only a few of us have a plan to achieve them. Financial planning is the most systematic and efficient way of pursuing our financial goals. Despite knowing the benefits of financial planning and how financial planning …

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8 Common Misconceptions About Financial Planning

Most people understand the basics of financial planning and the benefits it offers. Yet, many of them also have some misconceptions about financial planning. While there can be a variety of reasons why many people don’t plan for their financial future, part of it can be explained by some common misconceptions they may have about financial …

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5 Benefits of Financial Planning

Financial planning is a systematic approach towards pursuing your financial goals. It involves making the right financial decisions today for better financial results in the future. Financial planning adds clarity and inspires discipline to your financial life, which gives you a sense of control, assurance, and peace of mind regarding your financial future. Following are the …

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Financial Planning Basics

Securing your financial future is a serious matter. Having a vision and a plan for your financial future brings the order and discipline you need, and ultimately the control and peace of mind you desire, in your financial life. Financial planning can help you define, pursue, and achieve your financial goals. Here are some basics of …

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6 Things to Consider While Selecting a Small Business CPA Firm

For most small businesses, it is more cost-effective to outsource their bookkeeping, payroll, accounting, and tax service needs, to an outside accounting firm than it is to hire the required in-house staff for the same. The key is to find the right accounting firm. Here are some of the things to consider while selecting a small …

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Home Office Deduction Basics

Many self-employed individuals and small business owners use part of their home to conduct business. Just as a business with an offsite office is allowed to deduct operating expenses related to such office as a business expense, IRS allows a taxpayer, who uses a portion of his/her home regularly and exclusively for business purposes, to …

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