Laura J. Hanlon
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The Heart Behind Year-End Giving – Laura J Hanlon CPA’s Three Key Ideas

For YOU, we don’t have much more time to do something meaningful for your upcoming tax bill.

By that I mean that we are ONE MONTH away from year-end. That’s one month away from taking positive (instead of reactive) steps to affect your 2016 tax burden (with the exception of IRA contributions and a few various backdating strategies that are allowed).

So here’s a quick and dirty tax plan:

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Laura J Hanlon CPA’s Breakdown of the Candidates Tax Plans

Since Presidents are not responsible for writing tax policy, these plans indicate more about their respective visions for government, and how Mr. Trump or Mrs. Clinton would work with Congress to enact their particular visions. Neither one, if elected, would be (by law) vested with the power to make all of this happen by the stroke of a pen.

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Children, Finances And Conway’s Consumerism Culture

I should probably start this right off by saying that I’m not claiming to be a particular expert in these matters. However, I do watch what other people do well … and I’ve had many conversations with wise clients who have shared a thing or two over the years. I have clients with great material means, who have children that remain “unspoiled”, and who don’t carry an expectant spirit.

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13 Reasons The Taxman Fears Laura J Hanlon CPA

As I was scanning the news this past week, and seeing the *continued* doom and gloom in our 24-7 world, the glut of “experts” who clamor for your inbox and your attention, and the unfortunate reality of our scattered, modern age … well, I just thought you should have a better idea about who would be guiding your finances and your tax strategy through all the noise.

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What To Do With An Inheritance (Or A Large Refund): 5 Tips From Laura J Hanlon CPA

According to recent data from the Federal Reserve (what do they NOT keep track of??), more than nine million households in the U.S. reported getting an inheritance of at least $100,000. And there is other data which suggests that baby boomers stand to receive over $8 trillion in inheritance over the next few decades.

But sometimes such “blessings” end up as curses to those who aren’t prepared.

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Re: A salve for all this chaos

If you’ve been paying attention to the news the last few weeks, it seems that we’ve been reeling a bit as a nation, and on the world stage. However, it looks like the Ebola mess may be a little more contained than was initially feared (though still very terrible). The mess in the Middle East is no less hairy, but the Dow is recovering a little from last week’s low.

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Operation Rising Eagle!

It has been a very tough week here in Arkansas, and specifically our home county – Faulkner County.  The mix of emotions everyone is experiencing is a lot to process!  Isn’t it beautiful to see how everyone pulls together to help those most affected by the tornado.  

There are many ways to show support:  helping with cleanup efforts, donating items, donating money, prayers, and many more.

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