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College Financial Planning

How Can You Pay for Your Kid to go to College, Spend and Save as You Are Now, and Increase the Amount of Money You have for Retirement?

Elder Care Financial Care

Finally… Worry Free Financial Management for Your Aging Parent or Family Member.

Estate Planning Done Right

Make Sure Your Family Transitions Prepare Your Children and Your Family for Financial Freedom.

New Ideas For Phoenix Valley Students To Pay For College

I recently wrote about the cost of raising children, but there was one glaring omission: college.But imagine if you had sent your son to Morehouse College. Here's what happened there this month...On Sunday, May 19th, investor and philanthropist, Robert F. Smith,...

Financial Mindset Management for Our Phoenix Valley Tax Clients

Based on the history of events over the course of the last few decades (both here in Phoenix Valley and beyond), you might have thought that world events would have slowed down in the last week -- that there could begin to be some sense of normality.But no. This isn't...

Charles Hirlinger’s Take on Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

We are for sure seeing a "turn signal" of sorts around here as 2022 barrels its way onto the horizon.How about you? Are you beginning to start thinking about next year? The turn of the seasons means a lot of different things to many people, but it seems just yesterday...

2019 Tax Planning and Almost Completely True Facts About Charles Hirlinger

Yes, here I am again -- and yes, I know the W-2's haven't arrived, and you might not have begun to really think about little ol' Charles Hirlinger and your taxes yet. But today I want to offer you some reasons why ... well, you should.In fact, there are LOTS of good...

Should Phoenix Valley Parents Take The Child Tax Credit Payments?

The federal government is handing out a lot of money to Phoenix Valley individuals lately. Remember those stimulus payments that started showing up in your bank account last year? There’s more en route...Now comes the federal advance payments of the Child Tax Credit...

Charles Hirlinger’s “Help Me Remember” Holiday Prayer

These last couple weeks of 2021 are already a little unusual.Current events are swirling around virus policy, the big Biden "Build Back Better" Act seems to have hit a Joe-Manchin-sized brick wall, sports leagues are in an uproar around rising case numbers, and...

Save On Your Taxes With Charles Hirlinger’s Nine Tax Planning Questions

Tax Pro World is abuzz about the increase of the Social Security wage base standard.Well, I should clarify -- most of Tax Pro World is taking naps this week and not really thinking much about taxes whatsoever, ha! After all, that was one of the most epically intensive...

Total Cost of College for Phoenix Valley Folks

Yes, there is chaos in the political world. Since it's not related to our vocation around here, I'll withhold comment, and let's move on to a happier conversation.Paying for college.(Yes, that was sarcasm.)So much ink (and an abundance of pixels) has been spilled over...

Hirlinger, plc Sheds Light on Some of the Highest State Sales Tax Rates

No, the IRS is not shutting down their operations -- there is still (and probably ever will be) a federal income tax.But states are a different story...This being travel season, and the season during which some of our clients turn their eyes towards making a move, I...

Delayed Gratification: Staying Focused to Get Ahead (Later) in Phoenix Valley

For sports fans, that was quite a run last week. The NHL crowned its champion (and the nation's capital seemed like it was one massive street party for the weekend), the rest of the NBA conceded to the Golden State Warriors, and we witnessed another Triple Crown in...

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!

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