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Top 10 Questions to ask your Accountant

How long have you been in practice?  Are you a CPA? Will you or someone else in your firm be working on my situation? Do you have a specialty? Are you licensed to offer any financial products? Do you have any formal or informal relationships with other professionals or institutions that I should be aware of? Do you offer advice on tax strategy? How many of your clients have been audited by the IRS?  Results? How many clients do you serve?  Your firm? Do you work with any small business owners? Can you provide me some referrals of satisfied clients? Kile Lewis, CRPC® Co-CEO and Founder oXYGen Financial, Inc. Request a FREE consultation: www.oxygenfinancial.net Related Articles – Top 10 Ways To Tighten Up Expenses For Business Owners, Top 5 Insurance Policies To Avoid , TOP 10 Atlanta LATE NIGHT Restaurants, The Top 10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions , Top 5 Ways to Help Someone Who Is Unemployed oXYGen Financial, Inc. ...

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40 Year Old Business Virgin – Diane Coleman – Director of New Business Development – oXYGen Financial, Inc.

40 Year Old Business Virgin – Business Radio Come join your hosts, Ted Jenkin and Kile Lewis; CEOs of oXYGen Financial EVERY Friday at 12pm as they interview local Atlanta Area CEOs to learn the do’s and don’ts of starting up, running, and growing a new business in today’s economy. TUNE IN LIVE – EVERY FRIDAY at Noon!!!! LISTEN ONLINE-Click Here Today’s Guest – Diane Coleman Director of New Business Development, Senior Business Consultant oXYGen Financial, Inc. 11680 Great Oaks Way Suite 175 Alpharetta, GA 30022 O: 770-777-0427 F: 678-551-7961 www.oxygenfinancial.net Diane moved to Atlanta 10 years ago from California.  In addition to graduating top in her class from the University of Phoenix where she earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting, she has more than 20 years’ small business accounting and taxation experience.  She came to oXYGen Financial Tax and Business Services after negotiating a buyout from an engineering firm in Alpharetta, Ga where she was the acting CFO and ...

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Problem – or a PROBLEM!

As I sit this weekend and read more about the oil spill in the Gulf, it becomes more and more apparent to me they really don’t have a solution other than drilling a relief well.  All the other pomp and circumstance they are doing right now is for our benefit so at least we will feel like something is getting done.  With advances in today’s technology, how could we get to this point?  Surely there was a contingency plan, right? Most of us would be just as guilty for lack of preparation in our personal lives.  Who has time to stop and assess?  Unfortunately however, what starts out as a small problem can quickly turn to a PROBLEM!  All of us have heard a story from a neighbor family member or friend, someone loses their job, they have medical issues, bad luck, whatever! When you are done reading this take 5 minutes and ask yourself the following questions: When was ...

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40 Year Old Business Virgin with Ben Sabrin – founder and Chief Executive Officer of eHire LLC

40 Year Old Business Virgin – Business Radio Come join your hosts, Ted Jenkin and Kile Lewis; CEOs of oXYGen Financial This and EVERY Friday at 12pm as they interview local Atlanta Area CEOs to learn the do’s and don’ts of starting up, running, and growing a new business in today’s economy. TUNE IN LIVE HERE – EVERY FRIDAY Starting at Noon!!!! LISTEN ONLINE-Click Here Today’s Guest – Ben Sabrin is the founder and Chief Executive Officer eHire LLC One Alliance Center 3500 Lenox Road NE Suite 630 Atlanta, GA 30326 404-477-2680 Ben Sabrin is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of eHire.  Prior to founding eHire, Sabrin provided consulting services to Atlanta start up Appcelerator, helping them to form their executive team, acquire venture capital, and to generate a positive buzz in their space. Sabrin was previously Vice President of Sales, Americas for open source pioneer JBoss, Inc.  At JBoss, Sabrin had the distinction of being the company’s first ...

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True Latitudes

Have you ever dreamed of having your own personal travel planner who could get you all of the access to all of the cool things to see and do in the most exotic locations?   I recently met the owners of True Latitudes, a subscription based service to do travel planning for those who want the very best experience whether it comes to knowing what time of year to visit a specific location, or what might be the best way to go to South Africa to do the World Cup.  I found them to be extremely knowledgeable as they have built the company on their own personal years of worldwide luxury travel experience.    They have a very experienced staff, and the information on their website is extensive for almost any country you visit in the World.   If have some extra disposable income and like to travel, than this may be a great service for you.  This is especially true if you ...

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Health Care Reform Details

I have been asked over the past few weeks on what the heath care reform will mean to you over the next number of years.  Here is a great chart put together by healthinsuranceproviders.com showing the details.  If you need a quote on health insurance, you can always go to oXYGen Financial Insurance Agency to get your FREE insurance quote. Related Insurance Articles – Life Insurance For My Children?, Do you need disability insurance?, Top 5 Insurance Policies To Avoid, Health Savings Account Limits For 2010, Be wary of “hypotheticals” in insurance policies! , Long Term Care Insurance . . How Does It Work? , Is a Health Savings Account the best medical plan option for you? oXYGen Financial, Inc. co-CEO Ted Jenkin  is one of the foremost knowledgeable professionals in giving financial advice to the X and Y Generation.  Unless sources are noted, the information is the opinion of the author. Ted Jenkin, CFP®, AAMS®, AWMA®, CRPC®, CMFC®, CRPS® ...

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Introducing – The 40 Year Old Business Virgin

40 Year Old Business Virgin – Business Radio Come join Ted Jenkin and Kile Lewis; CEOs of oXYGen Financial This and EVERY Friday at 12pm as they interview local Atlanta Area CEOs to learn the do’s and don’ts of starting up, running, and growing a new business in today’s economy. Visit the 40 Year Old Business Virgin Radio Show Online This Weeks Show features:Rhonda Duffy and Frank Duffy of Duffy Realty of Atlanta Rhonda Duffy, mother of 2 and wife -Born and raised in Texas. -Graduated Texas Tech University, B.S. in Business 1986 -Moved to Atlanta in 1990 -Work history includes Saturn, Buy Owner and Remax -Started Duffy Realty in 2002 -#1 Agent in Georgia 6 years in a row for SOLD properties, #6 in the U.S. -Licensor of Real Estate business model to 56 cities -Hourly Real Estate Coach -Licensed Auctioneer -Provides pro bono auctions for community -Accredited home Stager -Master Coach in NLP -Visit Rhonda Duffy’s #1 Real ...

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How do your next door neighbors spend their money?

Didn’t you always wonder what your next door neighbor spends on their money on every year? Or maybe you were curious on whether you spend more or less than you should based upon your current income levels? The answer to these and many other questions can be discovered on a new website called www.bundle.com. Bundle is a fresh new website still in its testing stage that aggregates data from many different vantage points to give you incredible details on what people just like you spend from utilities to home repairs to dining out. For example, if you are ages 36 to 49, are married with kids, and make $100k to 125k, here are the statistics according to Bundle. They say in Alpharetta, GA that the average demographic spends $1,144 in food and drink, $1,723 in shopping, and $405 in travel and leisure. Perhaps Bundle hasn’t been to Alpharetta as of late to see what kind of shopping is being done ...

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Do You Pay Your Taxes By Credit Card?

Some business owners or people who pay estimated tax payments end up paying their federal income taxes with a credit card. If you pay your income tax (including estimated tax payments) by credit or debit card, you can deduct the convenience fee you are charged by the card processor to pay using your credit or debit card. The deduction is claimed for the year in which the fee was charged to your card as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on line 23 of Schedule A (Form 1040) (and is subject to the 2% of the adjusted gross income floor). (Source: www.irs.gov) However, I always suggest that you look at what it net to you and don’t necessarily let the tax tail wag the dog. The deduction of those fees may sound great, but you really need to analyze what the cost of the convenience fee is relative to the rewards points/frequent flier miles you are earning by using the credit card ...

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