For Individuals

College Financial Planning

How Can You Pay for Your Kid to go to College, Spend and Save as You Are Now, and Increase the Amount of Money You have for Retirement?

Elder Care Financial Care

Finally… Worry Free Financial Management for Your Aging Parent or Family Member.

Estate Planning Done Right

Make Sure Your Family Transitions Prepare Your Children and Your Family for Financial Freedom.

Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

As you may have heard, "Labor Day" originated during the time of 7-day workweeks of 12-hour days, in the late 1800's, as our country was in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. Times have certainly changed since then -- and our economy is no longer driven by the...

Measuring Key Numbers In Your Harris County Business And Developing Accountability

During the first Super Bowl that Tom Brady won (with the Patriots), these were some of the companies who advertised (hat tip to Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg):AOLBlockbusterRadio ShackCircuit CityCompUSASearsHotJobsYahooVoiceStream WirelessGateway ComputersThe year was...

The Cares Act, Harris County Business Owners, And Student Loan Repayment

2021 is hurtling at us, isn't it? May it ever come sooner.Well, except for this part:I'm here to remind you that while we can (and, often, do) do wonders with "after the fact" tax return information, the best work we can do for you and your Harris County business is...

About That PPP Forgiveness Application for Harris County Businesses

I have a few quick-hit things to cover today.The first of which relates to some timing issues. Labor Day is behind us (though many of my Harris County business owner friends and clients don't really take time off for that).(You can't really take a vacation in the same...

Provisions of the Second Coronavirus Relief Bill That Affect Harris County Small Businesses

Wow, does it ever feel good to have turned the page on 2020. This first "working week" is when I finally began to feel the newness of it all.Yes, it's "just a date" on a Gregorian calendar, but ...2021 holds great promise for our Houston business clients. With the...

How To Approach Bigger Business Players In Harris County or Your Niche

Local Harris County business owner to local Harris County business owner(though you might actually be out of the area -- but this still applies), I want to remind you of something that you probably already know:With the election just one month away, the world is...

Edward Gardner’s Annual Holiday Prayer

Well, Congress seems to have heard the cries of the huddled masses of SMB's around the country, and more PPP funding is (seemingly) on the way.Details aren't finalized yet as of this writing, so I will have more to say on these matters in future weeks.Even these early...

Use These Financial Reports For Business Decisions By Edward Gardner

Just in time for the weekend, the IRS issued Friday-evening guidance about the overly-hyped (at first) payroll tax "holiday".There was initial hope that this might be a great shot-in-the-arm for Harris County businesses and employees, but given how the thing is...

Let’s Talk About Your Business…

See, relative to their income, the rich are frugal. They save and invest. They spend less than 65% of their take-home pay on day-to-day expenses.

Six Options For Harris County Small Business Aid And Tax Savings

My goal today is to simplify your options.There is so much noise, and so many conflicting voices about all of this, that I wanted to give you an authoritative, basic rundown of what's being made available to you and other Harris County small business owners by the...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!