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Tax Planning for Freelancers: Are You...

Tax Planning for Freelancers: Are You Prepared?
Tweet Unfortunately, one of the most common mistakes that freelancers make is that they don’t properly budget for taxes. When you work for an employer, they automatically deduct the right amount of taxes from your paycheck. However, as a freelancer, it’s up to you to remember to set aside money for taxes. Keep in mind that just because you re [...]

Payroll Tips – Handling Missour...

Payroll Tips – Handling Missouri Prevailing Wage Rates by County
Tweet With the implementation of House Bill 34, contractors in Missouri will now pay prevailing wage based on wage rates within each County instead of a prevailing or average rate based on wages paid throughout the state. For contractors in rural area’s working on public works projects within their own county, this could significantly reduce [...]

Know More About Tax Efficient Life In...

Know More About Tax Efficient Life Insurance
Tweet So, you have started up a new company and you have less than five employees. In a situation like this, you have two ways to arrange a life insurance policy - a) General and b) Tax efficient life insurance. In case of the normal policies, you need to make a contract with your employees and you will be making the payments on behalf of th [...]

Security and your Small Business

Security and your Small Business
Tweet We’ve all heard the horror stories of large companies that have fallen victim to hackers breaking into their vast reserves of data and stealing information. But what many small businesses don’t realize is that hackers are realizing the ease with which they can do the same thing to small and medium sized businesses. What is even more dis [...]

Choose The Right Software For Small B...

Choose The Right Software For Small Business Accounting
Tweet Small business owners must watch every penny. They also need accounting software that gives them quick, accurate results for all their business accounting jobs. For many years, Quickbooks by Intuit has served this need, but the growth of other software companies means that today’s small business owners have a variety of programs f [...]

Staying on Top of Your Student Loans

Staying on Top of Your Student Loans
Tweet Student loans can add up significantly throughout the course of a college career.  And if you don’t stay on top of them then, they can weigh heavily upon you once you graduate.  Having to deal with tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt after graduation can be stifling not only to your financial life, but to [...]

Tax and Finance for all Blue Collar W...

Tax and Finance for all Blue Collar Workers
Tweet Just because you don’t wear a suit and tie to the office and make six figures doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to your taxes or your finances. In fact, it’s probably even more important for blue collar workers to closely monitor their income and expenses because you may have more opportunities to take control and fin [...]

Missouri-based business offers schola...

Missouri-based business offers scholarship to students with small business experience
Tweet Hello again everybody! You all might or might not know that I’m the director of educational outreach at SuretyBonds.com, which is a surety insurance agency based out of Columbia, Missouri. We’ve recently established our first scholarship program targeting students with small business experience, and we’re trying to get [...]

How does a credit score affect a mort...

How does a credit score affect a mortgage rate?
Tweet Whether you are considering refinancing your existing mortgage or you are buying a home, it is a good idea to find out what your credit score is because that can have quite an impact on the rates you will be offered.  Low credit score: High rate  When a loan is being underwritten, lenders focus in on the amount of risk they are assuming [...]

Cut Debt Effectively, As soon as Poss...

Cut Debt Effectively, As soon as Possible
Tweet The feeling is all too familiar. You dread going to the mailbox for fear of the number of bills that will arrive. You leave stacks of unopened envelopes on the table afraid to open them. And each night, you lose sleep over how you will get through and make it without losing your home, car or having to declare bankruptcy. Debt is a scary [...]

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