How Budgeting Can be Like Using a GPS

Written by: Jill Sorensen, Accountant Last week, my husband and I took a vacation. During that time, we relied heavily on the use of Google Maps in order to get from one place to another. The thing is, we knew where … Read More

Everything you need to know about taking out an early IRA Distribution

After having talked to several people I know about having to withdraw from their IRAs early, I decided to write about it a bit. Withdrawing from a IRA is a fairly simple process that can be done at any time, … Read More

Can Playing Games Increase your Intelligence?

Can playing videogames increase your intelligence? In one word: most probably. Playing board games, and even video games, has been shown to have many health benefits and helps boost brain power. Playing board games can increase a person’s Logical Mathematical … Read More

Sensible Spending: Put Your Money Here, Not There

Money … it is a great thing to have, but often hard to hold on to when we find ourselves making impulse or unnecessary purchases on a daily basis. While a regular morning coffee or lunch out may provide immediate … Read More

When do you need to use a Tax Professional?

Back in the day, when I was a stay at home mom with six kids running around the neighborhood, my husband and I were trying to make it by with as few expenses as possible. One way we did this … Read More

Best Resources on How to Use QuickBooks Online

If you’re thinking about switching to QuickBooks online, have recently made the switch, or even if you’ve been using it for a while, but haven’t learned everything there is to know about it, then it’s important that you learn how … Read More

New Federal Tax Law May Affect Some Refunds Filed in Early 2017

The IRS has announced their initial plans for processing tax returns involving the Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit during the opening weeks of the 2017 filing season. This action is driven by the Protection Americans from … Read More

Outsourcing Your Payroll

In our own experience at Stapley Accounting, we’ve discovered that outsourcing your payroll process to a trusted professional is preferable for most employers. When it comes to taxes, payroll is named as the most burdensome amongst employers as it can … Read More

Friday Forum: What Do You Want to Learn from Your Accountant?

Sometimes documenting and understanding our finances and accounting can be really hard. Especially if you’ve recently opened up a new business and you’re still working on the kinks. I’m sure we’ve all had that moment when we’ve received a document, either … Read More

Opportunity Cost-The Cost of a Choice

We all have to make choices. Do you study or go to the ballgame? Do you buy pizza or a hot dog? When you make one choice, you forgo another choice. This is called an opportunity cost. … Read More