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The Above All Accounting blog is full of valuable information for businesses, individuals, and clients. We answer questions, give advice, and provide resources on a variety of topics that are affecting people today. We like to help our clients help themselves in any way possible. We hope you find these posts informative.

In the case some of these insights only leave you asking more questions, please call us at (503) 648-6184 to setup a tax consultation appointment. Otherwise, visit this site weekly for updated posts and news.

2019 is approaching…

With the Thanksgiving leftovers mostly consumed, we are turning our eyes to year-end matters. As we approach 12/31/18, there are lots of items to consider. Because, yes--the standard deduction has been significantly increased this year, and it might make sense for you...

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One Significant Habit of the Wealthy

One Significant Habit Of The Wealthy -- Even Before They're Wealthy "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." - Henry Ford We're into the final quarter of 2018, and since this is the biggest quarter of the year for giving, I'd like to take the...

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Getting the right financial mindset

We just wrapped up all the extension returns for the 2017 tax year and can finally place our gaze SQUARELY at what's ahead. Which is a funny thing to say because, for many of our clients, we are continuously looking backwards – playing catch-up because they haven't...

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Awareness: how to spot and fix financial self-sabotage

You pay your bills on time. You try to save as much as you can. You even follow the advice you read in books and hear on the radio about how to keep your finances in check. But you're still not getting ahead. Sometimes it's the unchallenged, mental assumptions about...

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Make extra payments – or take things slow?

As a general rule, most debt isn't helpful to you. In fact, I could probably state that more clearly: debt can be a massive load on your financial future. And, of course, that is especially true of student loans. Much can be (and has been) written about the explosion...

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2018 Year End Tax Letter

We enjoyed working with you for your 2017 taxes and hope to see you again. Next year, we will continue to provide quality tax preparation for the 25th year in a row. We are proud of our system designed to minimize our clients’ tax liability as much as legally...

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Consider this before 2019…

Do you see that train barreling towards the station? The one with "2018" written all over it? This calendar year is about to change in under three weeks, and most people I know couldn't be happier about it. But what that means for our clients and friends here at Above...

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2019 is approaching…

With the Thanksgiving leftovers mostly consumed, we are turning our eyes to year-end matters. As we approach 12/31/18, there are lots of items to consider. Because, yes--the standard deduction has been significantly increased this year, and it might make sense for you...

read more

One Significant Habit of the Wealthy

One Significant Habit Of The Wealthy -- Even Before They're Wealthy "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." - Henry Ford We're into the final quarter of 2018, and since this is the biggest quarter of the year for giving, I'd like to take the...

read more