Interest rates have been on the rise lately, and many are left wondering what it means for them. For homebuyers, it could mean that mortgages are more expensive. For sellers, it could mean that they get less for their homes. Here's a look at how interest rates are affecting the housing market.1.
Creating A Retirement Plan When You’re Self-Employed
When you are self-employed, retirement planning can feel like an afterthought. It's easy to feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to tackle everything you need to do as an independent business owner. Even so, creating a solid retirement plan is essential. A strong retirement plan can help
How to Survive During an Economic Downturn
When an economic downturn happens, it can have a significant impact on people’s lives. Financial hardship caused by a recession can affect your ability to meet basic needs like housing, food, and fuel. We all know that bad times won’t last forever, but what can you do if you're facing financial
Tax Loopholes to Keep in Mind this Season
Tax laws in the United States are complex and it's one of the many reasons there are as many tax loopholes that are. However, it's also why myriad taxpayers wind up paying more money than they need to and why it's advisable to enlist the services of an experienced financial advisor to maximize your
What are the basics of Forensic Accounting?
When you turn on your news, if it's not a disaster or politics (or both), there's often a news story about fraud. Be it robocalls, phishing emails, or hacks into large companies data/privacy. With the advent of the internet, it has become far easier for scammers and criminals to commit fraud as the
Seattle Business and Occupation Taxes
You do not owe general business and occupation (B&O) tax if your annual turnover revenues were below $100,000 in Seattle. Though you don't owe tax, it is a requirement to file your returns and report to Seattle B&O even in the case of no activity. The Seattle permit to operate charge is
Why A CPA Specializing In Construction Is A Must For Your Business
Construction businesses -- especially in Washington -- are a dime a dozen, but startups are at risk. While they're some of the most common businesses, they have a tendency to have a much shorter lifespan (according to a recent study). Because of this, construction businesses soar need someone
Type of Accounting Needed for Small to Medium Medical Practices
Most medical professionals prefer dealing with patients than handling the accounting and finance department of their practice. Accounting and finance are an important part of any business entity's success, hence, the need to find accounting assistance. Below are types of accounting that medical