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College Financial Planning

How Can You Pay for Your Kid to go to College, Spend and Save as You Are Now, and Increase the Amount of Money You have for Retirement?

Elder Care Financial Care

Finally… Worry Free Financial Management for Your Aging Parent or Family Member.

Estate Planning Done Right

Make Sure Your Family Transitions Prepare Your Children and Your Family for Financial Freedom.

The Breakdown Of Trust In Phoenix Valley And How To Rise Above

I've written a fair amount over the past few weeks about all of the specific provisions in the CARES Act, related to economic stimulus checks, various tax savings strategies, financial implications, and then some.And I will continue to be covering these topics in the...

Delayed Gratification: Staying Focused to Get Ahead (Later) in Phoenix Valley

For sports fans, that was quite a run last week. The NHL crowned its champion (and the nation's capital seemed like it was one massive street party for the weekend), the rest of the NBA conceded to the Golden State Warriors, and we witnessed another Triple Crown in...

Charles Hirlinger’s Tax Extension Breakdown

It's the final full week of tax season, and our office in Phoenix Valley is hopping! But yes, I'm still taking the the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend. Lots of business to communicate today, with the deadline of Tuesday, April 17th, right...

Four Online Security Moves For Phoenix Valley People Right Now

Firstly, our hearts are broken for the victims of the shooting at the Garlic Festival in California on Monday (one of whom was a six-year-old boy). These events accumulate to paint a picture of deep pain buried within our modern culture, and it's important, in my...

Phoenix Valley Taxpayers It’s Time To Deal With Your 2020 Tax Return

We can't electronically submit tax returns to the IRS until Friday, February 12. Nobody can.But that doesn't mean we can't help you get started. In fact, we're already in process with a few Phoenix Valley clients, and more and more are contacting us every day.If you...

Total Cost of College for Phoenix Valley Folks

Yes, there is chaos in the political world. Since it's not related to our vocation around here, I'll withhold comment, and let's move on to a happier conversation.Paying for college.(Yes, that was sarcasm.)So much ink (and an abundance of pixels) has been spilled over...

Key Tips For Phoenix Valley 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?...

Time To Dream With Your Friendly Phoenix Valley Tax Professional

With the passing of Justice Ginsburg 45 days before the election, we have officially entered the political crazy season.This -- on top of so much conflict surrounding public health measures. It is also in addition to all of the conversation around racial pain, the...

Stimulus Payments, Retirement Account Updates and Tax Changes for Phoenix Valley Taxpayers

 Chances are good that you or someone you know and love has lost their job recently. You've also probably been touched in some personal way by the actual virus (whether through someone you know, or with whom you keep in touch).This crisis has a steadily-unfolding...

Hirlinger, plc’s Guide to Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Technology has certainly shifted our society over the last 15 to 20 years -- you can see it right here in the Phoenix Valley area.So much so, that it's time we discuss estate planning with a technological twist.Before we get there though, may I offer you this...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.
But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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