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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.

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

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...

Hurricanes, Tax Deadlines in Greater Columbus Ohio and Data Breaches

Our hearts and prayers continue with Houston, and with those in the path or wake of the western wildfires. And now, of course with the entire state of Florida. Fortunately, some of the most dire Irma scenarios did not play out, but we are still dealing with a storm...

How To Manage Money For Greater Columbus Ohio Millennials

I'll tell you what... The month of May is beginning to look a lot like December. Definitely not because it's cold out there, but with so much "end of school year" stuff happening these days, from graduation parties (ranging from pre-k "graduations" all the way up...

Franklin’s 5 Retirement Money Mistakes You Can Avoid Ahead of Time

We're turning the corner into November this week, which means that 2017 is close to being over. And based on what I've heard from more than a few of my Greater Columbus Ohio clients, turning the corner into 2018 is going to be a welcome event. It's been a rough year...

Three New Tax Implications for Buying or Selling a House in the Greater Columbus Ohio Area

Sometimes real estate is more art than science.Because every homebuyer's situation is nuanced from home to realtor to geographic location, there's no cut-and-dried way to go about it, and that's whether you're investing, moving or selling.But there are a few things...

Chuck Franklin’s Tax Savings Strategies Stop Loaning The Government Your Money

The government doesn't need a loan from you... that's what the Federal Reserve is for. That said, the most recent Treasury statement shows that the Feds collected a record $1,143,141,000,000 in individual income taxes through the first eight months of fiscal 2018 --...

Six Key Year-End Tax Moves That Greater Columbus Ohio Folks Should Consider

Do you see that train barrelling towards the station? The one with "2018" all over it? This calendar year is about to change in under three weeks, and most people I know couldn't be happier about the fact.But what that means for our Greater Columbus Ohio clients and...

Let’s Talk About Your Business…

See, relative to their income, the rich are frugal. They save and invest. They spend less than 65% of their take-home pay on day-to-day expenses.

2018 Tax Planning Strategies Questionnaire For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

Wait, you thought I meant the holidays?Ha. As much as I love Andy Williams, what I REALLY mean is tax planning season. That is to say, year-end moves. :)And next week, I'll give you some generalized moves you can make that can affect your tax bill (in positive ways...

Three Key Money-Management Tips For College Students In Greater Columbus Ohio

So, Labor Day is behind us, which means that the FALL is here. Football, cooler temps, pumpkins and more are in our future.And school.School is back in session in Greater Columbus Ohio -- which for some parents is something to celebrate, and others something to mourn....

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!