Roger Menden’s Annual Holiday Prayer

Roger Menden's Annual Holiday Prayer  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Congress has been busy. They’re home for the holidays, but before they left, they passed a flurry of bills that you might be interested in. Oh, and yes … the House impeached the President. There is also that. I make no comment about that, but I DID want you to see these provisions that had been set to expire (but … Read More

R MendenRoger Menden’s Annual Holiday Prayer

How Year-End Giving Changes You by Roger Menden

How Year-End Giving Changes You by Roger Menden  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

We’re almost done with 2019, cue the fireworks. It’s been a tough year for many (including some of our clients), and you might be eagerly looking forward to that calendar change. Shoot, we’re about to set forth into an entirely new DECADE. It’s as good a time as any to consider making some serious shifts in your atmosphere. If nonprofit … Read More

R MendenHow Year-End Giving Changes You by Roger Menden

Roger Menden’s Nine Key Questions That Could Affect Your 2019 Tax Bill

Roger Menden's Nine Key Questions That Could Affect Your 2019 Tax Bill  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Well, here we are into December, the final month of 2019 — and the final month of this DECADE. A lot sure has changed, for you, for me, and for the world. But before we wax too retrospective, let’s sit where we are for a bit. The December holidays are upon us. And it’s also the time for another kind … Read More

R MendenRoger Menden’s Nine Key Questions That Could Affect Your 2019 Tax Bill

Happy Thanksgiving 2019 from Menden Accounting & Tax Service to your family

Happy Thanksgiving 2019 from Menden Accounting & Tax Service to your family  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Imagine … You are ripped from your childhood home while young and trafficked across the ocean to a country where you don’t speak the language. You are sold to practitioners of a religion that you don’t understand, and there is no apparent possibility of return. Imagine … You are quietly going along with your life, worshipping God the way you … Read More

R MendenHappy Thanksgiving 2019 from Menden Accounting & Tax Service to your family

How Shakopee, MN Taxpayers Can Avoid Fake Charities

How Shakopee, MN Taxpayers Can Avoid Fake Charities  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Is the holiday season indeed “the most wonderful time of the year”? One could make a strong argument. However, for every gift we receive there are 10 or so emails asking us to give to a cause. Whether online or via snail mail, charitable organizations capitalize on the season’s tax-reducing giving benefits. No one can blame these organizations — it’s … Read More

R MendenHow Shakopee, MN Taxpayers Can Avoid Fake Charities

A Trusted Shakopee, MN Professional’s Thoughts For Your 2019 Taxes

A Trusted Shakopee, MN Professional's Thoughts For Your 2019 Taxes  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

November is a wonderful start for holiday season with several traditions to match: pumpkin-spiced everything, no-shave November (apologies to those spouses affected), watching football and of course … Thanksgiving. Sorry to poke my accountant’s green shades into all those festivities, but it also happens to be a perfect time to strategize. (Add that to your new November “traditions” list.) We’re … Read More

R MendenA Trusted Shakopee, MN Professional’s Thoughts For Your 2019 Taxes

Roger Menden’s Tips For Using Credit Cards And Avoiding Credit Card Debt

Roger Menden's Tips For Using Credit Cards And Avoiding Credit Card Debt  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Do you remember that old Visa commercial? It had quite a run during sporting events about a decade ago … everything in the restaurant/market is running smoothly — chefs are shipping up meals, customers are moving in an orderly fashion, credit card payments are keeping the line short, and then… …the main character pulls out his wallet, thumbs for some CASH … Read More

R MendenRoger Menden’s Tips For Using Credit Cards And Avoiding Credit Card Debt

Roger Menden’s Guide for Lending Money to Family Members

Roger Menden's Guide for Lending Money to Family Members  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Family can take so many different forms these days, whether it’s biological or otherwise, but for a certain segment of my Shakopee, MN clientele, there is a particular privilege that might kick in this week: The parent tax. If you have children, what better way to teach them about the realities of our taxation system than by skimming 25% of … Read More

R MendenRoger Menden’s Guide for Lending Money to Family Members

Roger Menden’s Three Keys To Get Out of Debt

Roger Menden's Three Keys To Get Out of Debt  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

The World Series is here, football seasons are in full swing, school is deep in session, and the weather is shifting for sure. Fall has a way of running along faster than we realize. It’s kind of like our financial picture: things can change REAL fast, and before you know it, we’re buried under a pile of something that we’d … Read More

R MendenRoger Menden’s Three Keys To Get Out of Debt

Menden’s Rules of Thumb for Life Insurance

Menden's Rules of Thumb for Life Insurance  - Accountant, Accounting, Tax Services, Tax Preparation Shakopee MN

Autumn is here, and in some parts of the country, apparently that already means snow… Weather is a close second to “life” in terms of unpredictability. So I think that means two things: You should always carry an umbrella. Your life insurance policy should be clear and up-to-date. Today, we’re going to focus on that second item and how life … Read More

R MendenMenden’s Rules of Thumb for Life Insurance