WASHINGTON — On December 9, 2011 the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) issued the guidelines for 2012 including the optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. These guidelines will begin on January 1, 2012. This means that the old guidelines used in…

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Financial planners need an education that is a combination of formal education, life experiences and an understanding of how to manage money. Find out how financial planners come from numerous walks of life with help from a financial strategist and consultant in this free video on education for financial planners. Expert: Ted Schmidt Contact: www.flgus.com…

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Financial planning is like riding a subway. You should know your destination, understand the ride is bumpy with moments of ambushed darkness, firmly grip the overhead handrails, and recognize you are surrounded by unfamiliar others. An educated traveler accepts the variables and chooses to utilize the convenient public transportation anyway. As you plan for your…

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The Coach interviews Stephen Reed, CPA, at Cowan, Gunteski & Co., P.A. on the five key steps to a successful business succession plan. Over 90% of businesses in the U.S. are family owned, but less than 30% make it to the second generation and fewer than 12% make it to third generation. The key reason…

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Stock Market There are many people who have but all of their faith the Stock Market and that is certainly a option. The problem is you are putting all of you eggs in one basket. A better approach is to make the Stock Market part of an overall plan. Having a sound plan will give…

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Free or paid, debt consolidation services are debt consolidation services, right? Wrong! More often than not people fall into the trap, the reason being incomplete information on the industry and inadequate knowledge on how the industry runs. But before we proceed further into the discussion, we must also take into notice the underlying factors that…

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