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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.

Spending Money From Tax Refunds Wisely By Chuck Franklin

Just about one month left before the tax deadline. As the parents say, the days are long, but the months are fast.And as we tax pros say, the days are long, and the days are long.But that's simply because we've been getting to do some meaty, fun tax preparation work...

Time To Dream With Your Friendly Greater Columbus Ohio 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...

Two Ways Towards Making Money In Marriage Harmonious For Greater Columbus Ohio Couples

Summer is nearing an end. Which also means, well, wedding season is slowing down.If you've been married, you know that there is a big difference between the "wedding show", and the real work of being married. One of the best pieces of advice I've seen for newlyweds is...

Chuck Franklin’s Annual Holiday Prayer

This will be a different kind of note today than I normally post.Because the first thing to note is that a bona fide holiday miracle seems to have occurred: Congress agreed on another relief bill.Given this cultural climate, this might rank up there with the...

What To Do If You’re Among Those Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers Who Missed The Tax Deadline

There are two kinds of taxpayers right now.Those who filed their taxes.And, well, those who didn't.There are MANY reasons why you might be in that second group, and there doesn't need to be any shame attached to it.But for those who haven't yet filed (maybe that's...

Three FAFSA Tips to Help Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers Get Their High School Grads Ready for College

Independence Day is this week. Bombs. Patriotism. Picnics. Barbecue. All those things.I often write about "financial independence" this time of year (yes, I like the puns) ... and when I do, invariably I get contacted by a few clients (or former clients), who...

Key Tips For Greater Columbus Ohio 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?...

Focus Training For Folks In Greater Columbus Ohio

Now that we're into June, it really does feel like summer is here. The air conditioning kicks in, the days are hotter ... and, if you're like me, "focus" becomes something I have to set myself towards. It doesn't just "happen" -- especially when the days are hot. It...

Total Cost of College for Greater Columbus Ohio 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...

5 Tips To Think More Clearly About Financial Decisions For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

Despite that title, it has, in fact, been a relatively smooth first week of tax filing here at Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC. Greater Columbus Ohio clients have been streaming through our doors, and we've been enjoying our little mini-reunion with so many longtime friends....

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!