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...

Achieve Financial Independence in Greater Columbus Ohio by Outsourcing

If you pay close attention to the news media (which I don't advise, but in our digital world, it can be unavoidable), you might be feeling a weight, almost as if there is a sense of impending doom. I saw a recent survey that indicated that almost one third of...

The Behavior Profile of Our Greater Columbus Ohio Clients with the Highest Level of Financial Security

The madness of March certainly delivered over the weekend, huh? Plenty of upsets and surprises, which always makes this time of year fun for basketball fans. Or, so I hear. After all, this tournament seems to happen yearly, and until the IRS changes the deadline for...

Chuck Franklin’s Take On Bad Predictions By Experts

Well, we're staring into the fresh light of 2019 -- and that means that we can now take a good, dispassionate look back at our progress towards what we were aiming for in 2018. Which leads to the big question: How was your 2018?I often believe that reviewing your year...

Tax-Smart Ways to Run a Savvy Greater Columbus Ohio Side Hustle

I'm so old, I still remember the days when "hashtags" were only about a particular button on your phone.Yep, the world has shifted massively underfoot. You know it; we all know it.And one of the developments we've all seen is the proliferation of news feed gurus,...

Chuck Franklin’s Three Tips For Resisting Financial Process Automation

Did you see Google's demonstration of their new virtual assistant technology, Duplex, last week? If you did, like me, probably you were both amazed ... and a little bit terrified of the implications. Essentially, Google is close to figuring out how to make it so that...

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...

Are DIY Taxes Truly Free For Greater Columbus Ohio TaxPayers?

If you watched any football over the weekend, you probably saw this year's version of the popular tax software maker* touting "free taxes" or some such. Not only was the commercial fairly disturbing (it involves impalement of a person played as a joke), but the...

2018 Tax Extensions and Payment Options for Greater Columbus Ohio Taxpayers

Yep. This is the final week, and the personal filing deadline (April 15th) is *so* close.It's officially the final week of tax season -- and we are working our tails off for you and our other Greater Columbus Ohio clients.But I'm still taking the time to step away for...

IRS Form 4852: Chuck Franklin CPA, LLC Explains the Substitute for the W-2

 Word on the tax professional "street" is that tax filing numbers are down across the board so far. That is from data released by software providers (though this year, of all years, I simply don't understand why somebody would use software), as well as overall...

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!