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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.

Jennifer Allen’s Thanksgiving Thank You To Frederick Business Owners

It's Thanksgiving week, which definitely seems to have come too fast this year.Because of the holiday, things are a bit slower -- but not by much. With so many changes for the business owner in this year's tax code, we're having lots of conversations with clients in...

Thanksgiving Week Reflections From A Frederick Business Owner

It's a slower week, here in J Allen & Associates World. Yes, it's crazy (and a bit of a relief, to be frank) that we now find ourselves in Thanksgiving week. And I have some thoughts, which are perhaps a bit more meditative than normal, because of how this holiday...

Tax Paperwork Checklist

These days, I'm often glad that it's our busy tax filing season, so that I have an easy excuse when political conversations are happening: Oh THAT [crazy new political story]? Huh, didn't see it -- I'm too busy with tax season. With all of the chaos out there, the...

Outlining What Occurs During A Business Audit For Frederick Businesses

Our Frederick business owner clients come to us for lots of different reasons.Whether it's merely for straight tax work, cash flow management and forecasting, or direct accounting assistance, we wear many hats on behalf of our favorite business owners.But here's...

Three Key Reasons You Should Consider Offering Unlimited PTO For Your Frederick Company

That old adage isn't actually accurate. In my line of work, I'm learning something that it would behoove you to also understand:Time is actually worth more than money.So many Frederick businesses have internalized this reality, and have built huge enterprises...

Let’s Start a Conversation…

See, relative to their income, the rich are frugal. They save and invest. They spend less than 65% of their take-home pay on day-to-day expenses.

Key Year-End Tax Moves Frederick Businesses Should Consider

There are so many things for Frederick business owners to consider at the end of the year. From year-end profitability analysis, to staff bonuses, to marketing initiatives to capture year-end spending ... do not neglect this wonderful opportunity for the calendar to...

Growing Customers For Life For Your Frederick Business

We're starting in on the second half of the summer, and I have a question for you: How are you feeling about 2017 thus far for your Frederick business? Now that we're over halfway through the year, it's a nice time to take stock. So, really, I'd be interested: How are...

2018 Tax Reform Update And A Holiday Prayer from Jennifer

Unless something crazy happens this week, we have a new tax plan. If Congress-watchers are right, the House and Senate should vote to pass this new bill, and it will be signed by President Trump before Christmas. I'm writing this on Monday the 18th (a busy week is...

Potential Tax Problems For Frederick Businesses To Fix Before Year-End

We only have one more month (less!) to make any moves that might affect a whole host of things on your tax bill.I have some examples of what I mean here today, but suffice it all to say: If your business revenues, expenses, structures or results changed in a...

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!