One Significant Habit Of The Wealthy In Shakopee, MN — Generous Charitable Contributions

One Significant Habit Of The Wealthy In Shakopee, MN -- Generous Charitable Contributions  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Now that we have a divided Congress again, we can all sit back and enjoy the gridlock that is headed our way. Or something. I don't blame you if you tune out from politics — and I also don't blame you if you find yourself jumping more intentionally into the fray. There's lots to be frustrated by, and plenty to … Read More

R MendenOne Significant Habit Of The Wealthy In Shakopee, MN — Generous Charitable Contributions

What To Do When You Experience A Sudden Income Increase In Shakopee, MN

What To Do When You Experience A Sudden Income Increase In Shakopee, MN  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

I don't know about you, but I am *celebrating* the end of all of the automated phone calls and ads, now that this election is behind us. And no matter how you feel about the results, I hope we can all agree that it's good to put all the shouting behind us. Er, well … maybe the shouting never ends. … Read More

R MendenWhat To Do When You Experience A Sudden Income Increase In Shakopee, MN

One Trump Tax Plan Mistake That Roger Menden Wants You To Avoid

One Trump Tax Plan Mistake That Roger Menden Wants You To Avoid  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

The internet can be a confusing, anxiety-inducing space. The national news is downright scary (and tragic), and places that used to be the province of baby pictures and goofy status updates are becoming increasingly divided over cultural questions and differences. But on top of it all, finding good information about how to rightly handle your finances in light of the … Read More

R MendenOne Trump Tax Plan Mistake That Roger Menden Wants You To Avoid

Brand Leverage: How to Maximize your Shakopee, MN Small Business’ Strengths

Brand Leverage: How to Maximize your Shakopee, MN Small Business' Strengths  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Some nice news from the oh-so-kind people at the IRS. Shoot, I probably should have told you this sooner, so you could EAT BETTER. The "meals" deduction is back! Per the guidance released earlier this month, we can once again deduct MEALS for business. (Entertainment is still gone.) So keep eating out with those prospects, clients, associates and friends. Do … Read More

R MendenBrand Leverage: How to Maximize your Shakopee, MN Small Business’ Strengths

R. Menden Accounting & Tax Service’s Guide to Nailing this Year’s Holiday Budget

R. Menden Accounting & Tax Service's Guide to Nailing this Year's Holiday Budget  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Plans, plans, plans. We're all about those plans. These days, we're working with a fair number of our Shakopee, MN clients to get ahead of all of the changes to the tax code. Yes, there's a larger standard deduction next year, and that might make sense for you. But I'll tell you what DOESN'T make sense: not taking action now … Read More

R MendenR. Menden Accounting & Tax Service’s Guide to Nailing this Year’s Holiday Budget

What Is The Proper Role Of A Shakopee, MN Small Business Owner?

What Is The Proper Role Of A Shakopee, MN Small Business Owner?  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Firstly, I gotta say — we're past the midpoint of October, and, well … the calendar is speeding up. Sure, looking back from an historical perspective might still enable us to find some deductions. But by the time the end of the year hits, it'll be too late to fix problems like missing the new 20% QBI reduction, lost MERP … Read More

R MendenWhat Is The Proper Role Of A Shakopee, MN Small Business Owner?

Roger Menden’s Key Points On How To Make Sound Financial Decisions (Part 2)

Roger Menden's Key Points On How To Make Sound Financial Decisions (Part 2)  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

We just wrapped up all the extension returns for TY2017, and can finally place our gaze SQUARELY at what's ahead. Which is a funny thing to say, because, well … for too many of our clients, we are continuously looking backwards — simply because they haven't worked with us before the year is over, and we aren't able to make … Read More

R MendenRoger Menden’s Key Points On How To Make Sound Financial Decisions (Part 2)

Roger Menden’s Common Financial Mistakes (Part 1)

Roger Menden's Common Financial Mistakes (Part 1)  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

You pay your bills on time. You try to save as much as you can. You even follow the advice you read in the books and hear on the radio about how to keep your finances in check. But you’re still not getting ahead. Well, sometimes, it’s the unchallenged, mental assumptions about how we’re handling our money that rise up … Read More

R MendenRoger Menden’s Common Financial Mistakes (Part 1)

Roger Menden’s Five Key Elements For Setting Smart Business Goals

Roger Menden's Five Key Elements For Setting Smart Business Goals  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

When I sit down with my Shakopee, MN business owner clients (whether in person or on the phone), we try to look at EVERY aspect of their business, not just their books. And there is often great clarity when we peek at what is *behind* the books (marketing, sales, management, asset management, etc.). The good news for my business owner … Read More

R MendenRoger Menden’s Five Key Elements For Setting Smart Business Goals

Should Shakopee, MN College Students Invest In The Market Or Pay Off Student Loans Early?

Should Shakopee, MN College Students Invest In The Market Or Pay Off Student Loans Early?  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

As a general rule, most debt isn't helpful to you. In fact, I could probably state that more clearly: debt can be a massive load on your financial future. And, of course, that is especially true of student loans. Now, much can be written about the explosion of student loan debt over the last decade (and has), but today I … Read More

R MendenShould Shakopee, MN College Students Invest In The Market Or Pay Off Student Loans Early?