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October 30 , 2019 | Posted by Emilie Schwarz |

Recessions: Breaking Down the Buzz

If you’ve listened to the news the past two years, you may have heard speculation on when the next recession will be. Commentators are looking for signs as to when the recession will start and making predictions for how it will impact the markets. Since recessions are notoriously hard to forecast, that means a lot…

October 30 , 2019 | Posted by Brian Stautberg |

Accelerate Depreciation Deductions with a Cost Segregation Study

Is your business depreciating over a 30-year period the entire cost of constructing the building that houses your operation? If so, you should consider a cost segregation study. It may allow you to accelerate depreciation deductions on certain items, thereby reducing taxes and boosting cash flow. And under current law, the potential benefits of a…

October 30 , 2019 | Posted by John Eberhart |

Normalization Adjustments are Essential in Valuation

Fine-tuning financial statements helps a business valuation expert compare the subject company’s performance to the financial performance of similar public or private companies. In turn, normalization is critical when gauging risk, estimating future earnings, quantifying valuation discounts and selecting guideline comparables to use in the market approach.

Types of adjustments

Normalization adjustments generally fall into…

April 30 , 2019 | Posted by Marc Wambaugh |

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Investment fads are nothing new. When selecting strategies for their portfolios, investors are often tempted to seek out the latest and greatest investment opportunities.

Over the years, these approaches have sought to capitalize on developments such as the perceived relative strength of particular geographic regions, technological changes in the economy,…

April 30 , 2019 | Posted by Brian Stautberg |

Multi-state Resident? Watch Out for Double Taxation

Multi-state Resident? Watch Out for Double Taxation

Contrary to popular belief, there’s nothing in the U.S. Constitution or federal law that prohibits multiple states from collecting tax on the same income. Although many states provide tax credits to prevent double taxation, those credits are sometimes unavailable. If you maintain residences in more than one state,…

April 30 , 2019 | Posted by John Eberhart |

How to Trim the Fat from Your Inventory

How to Trim the Fat from Your Inventory

Inventory is expensive, so it needs to be as lean as possible. Here are some ways to trim the fat from your inventory without compromising revenue and customer service.

Objective inventory counts

Effective inventory management starts with a physical inventory count. Accuracy is essential to knowing your…

January 30 , 2019 | Posted by Brad Schueler |

Market Returns are Rarely Average

After a historically calm stock market in 2017, volatility returned in 2018.  In helping clients build financial plans, we start by understanding their goals and objectives.  Putting this information together, along with your personal risk tolerance, helps us arrive at our recommended allocation to stocks and bonds.  Foundational in all of this planning are the…

January 30 , 2019 | Posted by Brian Stautberg |

Avoid Penalties by Abiding by the NQDC Tax Rules

Nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans pay executives at some time in the future for services to be currently performed. If you participate in such a plan, or your business offers one as an employee benefit, it’s critical for everyone involved to abide by the applicable tax rules. Of course, in the hectic course of the…

December 18 , 2018 | Posted by Marc Wambaugh |

Why Should You Diversify?

As 2019 approaches, volatility has returned to the stock markets.  With that volatility comes a feeling of insecurity as investors watch their statement values go up and down.  During these times, the conventional wisdom is that diversification can help smooth out the ride.  However, US stocks have outperformed non-US stocks in recent years.

For the…