The Tax Savings Blog is moving toward podcast format

Posted Leave a commentPosted in self-employed, Small Business, Social Media, Tax Planning, technoogy

I’ve toyed with “multi-media” formats for several years, not really knowing what this term means, what my goals are, and how to make a plan to get there. The NJCPA offered their studio and produced a few segments and I’ve tried Facebook Live, YouTube and Vimeo. This week I’m moving forward with podcasting with more […]

Does blogging work?

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Computers and Internet, Small Business, Social Media, Writing

Last evening I appeared on a short segment on the NBC national news. The story was rebroadcast on this morning’s Today Show. After these brief TV appearances I received a bunch of phone calls, emails and messages asking how this came about. In fact, it was just an odd random event in my patchwork schedule […]

Make tax filing easier and less expensive this year

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, Social Media, Taxes

  We are quickly approaching the beginning of 2017 tax filing season and, as usual, I am scheduling tax return services on a first-come, first-served basis. Most tax documents will arrive in the next two weeks. Just let me know when you are ready to send them; I will make it easy with an online […]

Watch out for these two latest online scams

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Affordable Care Act, cryptocurrency, Social Media, Taxes

Scams always require two components: the media and the message. CPAs are indoctrinated with specific education and are required to maintain an attitude of “professional skepticism”. As a result, I tend to be more likely to notice and document emerging dangerous trends. Based on this experience, I’ve covered online consumer finance scams1 in this blog for […]

Ways to improve response to email

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Marketing, Small Business, Social Media

This blog post was written after a week where I felt that responses to my warm emails (people I know or at least am a ‘contact’) and online messages. The tips are compiled from multiple sources. Use numbers. Keep it short. Use bullet points Use the word “because” Speak to value Make a clear ask Offer […]

Tax Preparation Service Offered Through LinkedIn ProFinder

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Marketing, Social Media, Taxes

This will be my second year using LinkedIn ProFinder service to match me with online tax service clients. The service was only marginally successful last year (the cost of providing the service was approximately equal to the fee received) last season but I decided to participate again because I found one new client who I […]

Online Security 2018

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Law firm, Security, Small Business, Social Media

Each of us is entitled to have unusual hobbies or interests without having any particular reason to justify it. Such has been the case with me and my interest in digital and online security. I’ve published a string of articles on this blog and other web sites, including the NJCPA online forum, on this topic. […]

Say thanks more often in business

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Leadership, Small Business, Social Media, Writing

The excerpt below comes from a post on social media by a business mentor. I realize that I don’t say thanks often enough. It’s not that I’m not appreciative but rather that I’m not communicative enough on things that I consider emotional or fluffy. In other words, for me it’s a ‘guy thing’. This works […]

A shift in social media propaganda

Posted Leave a commentPosted in News and Politics, Social Media

Something amazing happened in social media this week. For months I’ve ranted about the string of outrageous lies published by a small group of Republican online propaganda generators that were picked up and parroted by some lawmakers and GOP groups. Each time I read something outrageous I asked myself “How can they get away with […]

Five simple tweets to defeat this terrible tax reform bill

Posted Leave a commentPosted in News and Politics, Small Business, Social Media, Taxes

Americans have an opportunity this week show that  a strong majority of us are united in opposing this scam deceivingly labeled the labeled the “Tax Cuts and Job Act” by influencing the vote of a few swing vote Republican Senators. I described this in more detail in earlier blog posts. The points below mention just a […]