Monthly Archive: April 2011

Estate taxes might not affect you, but you still need a plan


There’s good news if you’re concerned about estate taxes. For the next two years (2011 and 2012), the value of your estate that’s excluded from tax is set at $5 million.  The top rate on taxable estates is 35% which …

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Mutual funds or stocks? You decide.


The answer when it comes to investing for the ordinary everyday individual; you just cannot beat mutual funds. Mutual funds are cheaper, less risky and seemingly more diversified.

New law repeals expanded 1099 reporting rules


Were you aware that on April 14, 2011, President Obama signed a new legislation? This new legislation called the Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Replacement of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011 essentially repeals expanded reporting rules for businesses and …

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Top reasons why people use outsourcing.


There is a multitude of reasons why people use outsourcing but the top five reasons are: It saves money. Many jobs such as payroll, marketing, human relations and controlling do not necessarily have to be full time paid positions.  In …

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Open source business software a cheap alternative!


Most people have never heard the term open source  and very few people are taking advantage of it. What exactly is open source? Open source software is a multitude of small business and personal software that is designed and offered …

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