January 7, 2021

Using Tax Brackets to Reduce Your Effective Tax Rate

Because tax season is just around the corner, many business owners and financial professionals have begun to turn their attention to lowering tax liabilities for themselves and their clients. One of the ways that can be done is by strategically using the brackets of the progressive tax system. At this point, you may be wondering how that works. Well, today’s entry is all about using tax brackets to lower your effective tax rate!
January 5, 2021

How to Calculate Your Effective Tax Rate

It’s everybody’s favorite time of year again! That’s right, it’s tax season. Because of that, there’s no better time to bring up today’s topic. Understanding how to calculate your effective tax rate is an essential skill that all business owners should have. With that, let’s get to the topic at hand.
December 20, 2020

20 Ways to Reduce Your Taxes: A Financially Simple List

Christmas is almost here and, for financial planners and tax advisors, that means it’s time to turn our attention to tax season. I know, not the most festive subject, but it is something we all must deal with. So, why not make the best of it by discussing ways to lower your tax liability? Yeah, I thought that might pique your interest a bit. Join me as I reveal 20 ways to reduce your taxes!
December 16, 2020

Tax Power Plays for the End of the Year

Tax season is just around the corner and there’s little time left to make moves that will mitigate your tax bill for 2020. I recently sat down with a good friend of mine to discuss these end of the year tax power plays. Chris Mahan, owner of Mahan & Associates is a wizard when it comes to breaking down and taking advantage of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). That’s why I thought of him when I began researching this subject. So, join me as I breakdown what I learned from Chris!
December 12, 2020
Financial New Years Resolutions

18 Financial New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

We all do it at the beginning of every year; make resolutions with the intention of keeping them. And while you have kissed 2020 goodbye, it doesn’t mean you’re ready to tackle 2021, especially when it comes to your finances. So we here at Financially Simple decided to help you become happy, healthy, and wealthy (to some degree) with 18 tips to help you clearly define and keep your financial New Year’s resolutions for 2021.
October 15, 2019
small business retirement plans comparison - a guide to ones available to the business owners

Retirement Plans Comparison – A Comprehensive Assessment

As we begin our investing portion of the Personal Finance for the Business Owner series, I thought that it would be wise to, first, do a small business retirement plans comparison. Being prepared for our retirement is so vitally important, but there’s another reason for digging into this subject matter before we go much deeper into investing. When you are ready to begin investing, you need to know where to purchase those investments. Retirement accounts offer so many benefits and options in helping us to maximize our dollar and minimize our taxation, especially for business owners. With that said, get comfy because this is a lengthy post, but it is an extremely valuable one comparing retirement plans.