Money Matters

Get legal advice on how to take control of your personal finances, whether you're tackling student loans, medical bills, taxes, or bankruptcy.

Leaving Money for College: Education Trusts

The cost of raising a child is nearly $286,000. And a good chunk of that is education costs. One way to cover ever-growing education costs is by…

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5 Reasons Legal Services Shouldn't Be Overlooked in a Recession

Legal advice can seem too expensive during a recession, but doing away with it in certain areas could cost you big time in the long run. Here are…

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How to Fill out a W-9 for a Nonprofit Corporation

Even though your nonprofit has tax-exempt status, you may need to fill out a W-9 when working with other businesses.

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Are You Still Using Your Personal Bank Account for Your Business?

It may seem like an unnecessary step, but separating your bank accounts can protect you in more ways than one.

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Do I Need to File a Tax Return for an LLC With No Activity?

Even if your LLC didn’t do any business last year, you may still have to file a federal tax return.

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Simple Bookkeeping for Small Business Owners

Small businesses just starting out need to begin record-keeping, even if they can't afford a bookkeeper. Here are some simple tips that don't take a…

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Year End Tax Tips for Every Business Owner

Are you planning now to reduce your tax burden in April? You should be. Check out these year-end tax tips for business owners to get started in the…

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How to File LLC Taxes

If your business is organized as an LLC, it may be taxed as a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or a corporation, and you may be responsible for…

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What Is a Statement of Information?

What are your annual reporting requirements as a small business? Hint—they vary by state. And, yes, an annual report and a Statement of Information…

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What Is the Annual California Franchise Tax?

The California annual franchise tax is one of the costs of doing business in the Golden State. How much you pay and when depends on your type of…

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