Three FAFSA Tips to Help Orange County Taxpayers Get Their High School Grads Ready for College

Independence Day is this week. Bombs. Patriotism. Picnics. Barbecue. All those things. I often write about “financial independence” this time of year (yes, I like the puns) … and when I do, invariably I get contacted by a few clients (or former clients), who communicate that they are pretty dispirited about their personal situation, that anything discussing “financial independence” really … Read More

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Four Ways the IRS Reform Bill Helps Orange County Taxpayers Like You (and Me)

Believe it or not, 2019 is almost halfway over (!). We’re through the summer solstice, the days get shorter from here on out, and here at Team Accountable Solutions we begin to turn our eyes more directly at 2020. We’re pretty thrilled by the opportunity, because it means we get that much more time to take advantage of all the … Read More

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Tax-Smart Ways to Run a Savvy Orange County Side Hustle

I’m so old, I still remember the days when “hashtags” were only about a particular button on your phone. Yep, the world has shifted massively underfoot. You know it; we all know it. And one of the developments we’ve all seen is the proliferation of news feed gurus, ready and willing to help you start your new business — for … Read More

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Key Tips For Orange County Newlyweds On Marriage and Taxes

Do you know what the number one month is for weddings? Check today’s date and there it is: June. With that fact in mind, I’m not sure where you currently fall on the wedding spectrum… Are many of your friends getting married? Are your friends’ kids getting married? And if you or someone close to you is getting married soon, … Read More

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Accountable Solutions Sheds Light on Some of the Highest State Sales Tax Rates

No, the IRS is not shutting down their operations — there is still (and probably ever will be) a federal income tax. But states are a different story… This being travel season, and the season during which some of our clients turn their eyes towards making a move, I thought I’d give you some info on how state and local … Read More

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New Ideas For Orange County Students To Pay For College

I recently wrote about the cost of raising children, but there was one glaring omission: college. But imagine if you had sent your son to Morehouse College. Here’s what happened there this month… On Sunday, May 19th, investor and philanthropist, Robert F. Smith, shocked 400 graduating students from all-male Morehouse College when, in his commencement speech, he announced he would … Read More

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Making Children Less Costly For Orange County Families With Kids Through The Child Tax Credit

To be clear, children are costly in the best way possible. Once the dust settles from changing diapers, sweeping floors, slapping bandaids on booboos, driving to sports practice, attending back-to-school meetings, saving for college, and buying countless goldfish crackers … you realize children are a lot of work. They’re also monetarily costly. Depending on your income, you could be spending … Read More

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Tom Bass’ Three Building Blocks To Healthy Personal Finances

It’s understandable if things might feel a little bit … shaky right now for you. If you pay attention to the media, you are seeing trade wars with China, uncertain stock markets, apocalyptic elections rumbling in the future, even the Apple juggernaut is seeing its empire show signs of trouble. All of these, by the way, are good reasons to … Read More

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College Is Expensive But Orange County Families Can Save Big Through These Tax Breaks

What, you think I’m on vacation? Yes, the tax deadline has passed. But we’re still available, and handling post-deadline matters for Orange County clients.   But moving along to today’s subject: figuring out how to pay for college tuition. Things are different from the days when I considered college… I’m talking to Orange County parents left and right who are … Read More

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Where Do Our Tax Dollars Go? Tom Bass Breaks It Down

Before I get to your tax dollars, and where they went, I have a couple thoughts for you. We’re still settling down from the flurry of last week and the passing of the April 15th deadline. There were MANY more procrastinators this year than in years past, in my opinion because of so much confusion in the marketplace. In fact, … Read More

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