tax refund

Wondering what happened to your IRS tax refund check?


Tax season is upon us and if you’re expecting an IRS tax refund you’re probably quite eager to see that check. After all, the IRS says the typical tax refund tops $2,600 – a nice chunk of change.


Normally, most taxpayers get their IRS refunds very quickly, especially people that file their tax returns electronically. In fact, the IRS says that 9 out of 10 refunds in 2015 will be issued in less than 21 days.


But an IRS tax watchdog says budget cuts will slow customer service at the IRS and lead to a nightmare 2015 tax-filing season.


So many Americans may be worried about not getting a speedy tax refund – or perhaps not getting a tax refund at all. [continue reading…]

start your own business

Entrepreneurs and would-be business owners are almost always super passionate about their careers. The problem, however, is that passion doesn’t always translate into cold, hard dollars.

And needless to say, funds are often needed to get that dream business off the ground or to sustain it financially.

Having run two of my own businesses for the past decade, I can say with certainty that there are some tried-and-true strategies to help build your business on solid financial footing. But there are some pitfalls and mistakes you should avoid. [continue reading…]