For Individuals

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.

Chuck Franklin’s Common Financial Mistakes (Part 1)

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...

The In-Person IRS Debt Threat For Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

The IRS shared something this week that might be (and probably SHOULD be) causing some angst in certain corners.But before I get to that, would you do me a favor?If you have used our services before (whether dealing with an IRS debt issue or even other, more basic tax...

What Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers Should (and Should NOT) Do With Their Economic Stimulus Checks

So, you got that stimulus check (or, as the government wants to call it, your "Economic Stimulus Payment")...What next for Greater Columbus Ohio families and individuals?Please use these funds wisely.If I could sum up my advice for next steps, it would be this: act...

Four Online Security Moves For Greater Columbus Ohio People Right Now

Firstly, our hearts are broken for the victims of the shooting at the Garlic Festival in California on Monday (one of whom was a six-year-old boy). These events accumulate to paint a picture of deep pain buried within our modern culture, and it's important, in my...

Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC COVID-19 Policy

Until further notice.This is a busy, fearful and unprecedented time of the year for all of us. We are in your corner, even still.Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, our office has stopped seeing clients face to face, until further notice. We will continue to accept...

Chuck Franklin’s Seven End of Year Tax Planning Strategies

Here we are, a week past the election, and it's looking like the year 2000 all over again, with a long, drawn-out process until there is final certification of this election. Back then, it took a full five weeks for all of the legal process to play out. Hopefully, by...

New Ideas For Greater Columbus Ohio Students To Pay For College

I recently wrote about the cost of raising children, but there was one glaring omission: college.But imagine if you had sent your son to Morehouse College. Here's what happened there this month...On Sunday, May 19th, investor and philanthropist, Robert F. Smith,...

Chuck Franklin’s Two Financial Exercises To Strengthen Your Family Finances

All of the tax media outlets (and even some non-tax ones) were shouting about a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that showed that (gasp) millions of taxpayers are underwithholding, and that they will face a tax bill come 2019. Apparently, there was an...

3 More Reasons Why More Greater Columbus Ohio Families Don’t Have Estate Plans

The Winter Olympics are finished and we are fully immersed in our tax preparation process. We've been enjoying the opportunity to reconnect with so many longtime friends from Greater Columbus Ohio who trust us with their most sensitive financial details -- and we...

Cultivating Gratitude for Thanksgiving 2020 in Greater Columbus Ohio

I think we all need this week.2020 has been *so hard*, for so many in Greater Columbus Ohio (and far beyond!). And it's not over yet -- from continued electoral fighting, to spikes in virus cases and increased governmental restrictions all over the place, and (of...

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!