Summer Chaos, Total Eclipse and Menden’s Key Reminders

Summer Chaos, Total Eclipse and Menden's Key Reminders  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

How was your TOTAL ECLIPSE experience? Did you get to see the totality? Did you travel for it? Would love to hear about your experience. Well, the world is still standing, even after all of the chaos that we’ve been experiencing as a nation. Social media remains an extremely divided (and divisive) place right now and even the upcoming football … Read More

R MendenSummer Chaos, Total Eclipse and Menden’s Key Reminders

Menden’s Key Reminders for the Chaos in Charlottesville, Politics and Abroad

Menden's Key Reminders for the Chaos in Charlottesville, Politics and Abroad  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Open (and evil) racial violence in Charlottesville. Political turmoil all over Washington. An ever-inflating stock market. War drums from North Korea. TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. Every summer, it seems we hit a point in which it feels like everything is fraying at the edges and we’re in danger of falling apart. Not only do we seem to be more divided than … Read More

R MendenMenden’s Key Reminders for the Chaos in Charlottesville, Politics and Abroad

Building a Better Personal Network In Shakopee, MN

Building a Better Personal Network In Shakopee, MN  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

We work a great deal with asset sheets and financial numbers for our Shakopee, MN clients. We’re always on the hunt for ways that we can minimize tax burdens and be strategic about every available resource on behalf of the Shakopee, MN families and people we serve. But what is becoming increasingly clear in this 2017, always-online, world is this: our … Read More

R MendenBuilding a Better Personal Network In Shakopee, MN

Why You Should Create A Tax Planning Strategy With A Shakopee, MN Professional’s Help

Why You Should Create A Tax Planning Strategy With A Shakopee, MN Professional's Help  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Sometimes the best stories are the old ones. Variations of this yarn have floated around the culture for some years now, but in my opinion, that’s because the lesson from it is so instructive. And I’ll admit from the jump, that it’s self-serving to some extent. Because in the age of AI, point-and-click software and ROBOTS, it’s tempting to think … Read More

R MendenWhy You Should Create A Tax Planning Strategy With A Shakopee, MN Professional’s Help

Training Your Heart For Good Financial Stewardship In Shakopee, MN

Training Your Heart For Good Financial Stewardship In Shakopee, MN  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Working with my Shakopee, MN clients’ finances over the years has given me a bit of a crash course in human behavior. Often, I’m floored by the generosity I see displayed by many clients — even those without significant means. Other times … well, I think that we all could use the reminder that our human flaws show up very … Read More

R MendenTraining Your Heart For Good Financial Stewardship In Shakopee, MN

A Basic Mid-Year Tax Planning Method for Shakopee, MN Taxpayers

A Basic Mid-Year Tax Planning Method for Shakopee, MN Taxpayers  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Well, we are right in the thick of summer. It’s hot. It’s also tempting to just sit back and hit the cruise control for the next 6 weeks or so, and do nothing different, make no changes, plan no plans. Like many, you’re probably averting your eyes from the national political scene — because whichever “side” you favor, nobody seems … Read More

R MendenA Basic Mid-Year Tax Planning Method for Shakopee, MN Taxpayers

Smart Planning for Financial Independence in Shakopee, MN

Smart Planning for Financial Independence in Shakopee, MN  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

I have more to say about financial independence today (since I received some great feedback the last time I wrote about it). But before I get there, I’d like to speak some encouragement to you. A few people in Shakopee, MN wrote me saying that they were feeling pretty dispirited about their personal situation … and that anything discussing “financial independence” really … Read More

R MendenSmart Planning for Financial Independence in Shakopee, MN

Four Keys to Achieving Financial Freedom by Roger Menden

Four Keys to Achieving Financial Freedom by Roger Menden  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

I truly hope you enjoyed your Independence Day festivities. Perhaps you’re still enjoying them? Interestingly, did you know that the Declaration of Independence was actually approved on July 2nd, and most of the delegates didn’t sign it until August 2nd? While John Adams expected Americans would celebrate July 2, the date on the published copies of the document was July 4th … … Read More

R MendenFour Keys to Achieving Financial Freedom by Roger Menden

Three Practical Financial Tips for the Multi-Generational Caretaker in Shakopee, MN

Three Practical Financial Tips for the Multi-Generational Caretaker in Shakopee, MN  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

With summer in full swing, for some of my Shakopee, MN clients it means that the children are more “present” than they might otherwise be. The wallet might feel a little more leaky than normal, with summer camp expenses (and there *are* certain tax deductions for those, if you do it right), various activities for the family, and more. But … Read More

R MendenThree Practical Financial Tips for the Multi-Generational Caretaker in Shakopee, MN

Roger Menden on Patterns and Habit, via Parable

Roger Menden on Patterns and Habit, via Parable  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Last week I wrote about worry, and this week … well, the summer is fully upon us, and as things get hotter, some days I come into the office and without the intensity of tax return filing season to keep me distracted, I occasionally find myself a little stuck. Can you relate? You see, I’m a creature of habit, and … Read More

R MendenRoger Menden on Patterns and Habit, via Parable