So, your tax clients say their daughter got into Harvard…

Your clients are ecstatic. Their daughter just got accepted to an Ivy League college. But they’re also worried because that top tier school is expensive. Concern doubles when they think about their 15-year-old son who just started at a private high school. He’ll be looking at colleges soon, too. Many parents feel financial pressure when … Continue reading So, your tax clients say their daughter got into Harvard…

What college football can teach you about project management

Football is the most popular sport in America, and according to a recent Gallup survey, more than half of us are college football fans. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Americans love football. It brings us together as much as it tests our rivalries. We tailgate, paint our faces and crowd into stadiums and onto couches. … Continue reading What college football can teach you about project management

5 tax tips for the newly engaged couple and their CPA

I’m getting married in June, and for me, wedding planning has been relatively simple and drama-free. I’ve buttoned up the budget, signed every contract, booked travel and have a final headcount for the caterer. There’s just one thing that’s still unsettling my mind. What’s going to happen to my taxes? It seems like such a … Continue reading 5 tax tips for the newly engaged couple and their CPA

Offbeat vacation ideas for the adventurous CPA

Busy season is officially over. You’ve been powering through all season. Returns are in, and extensions are filed. And most importantly, your clients are happy because you’re a powerhouse CPA. Now that you have free time on your calendar, it’s time to take your superhero-self on vacation. Deciding where to go on vacation can be … Continue reading Offbeat vacation ideas for the adventurous CPA

Next step for tax reform: Busy season

Tax reform is now law. A few weeks ago, Congress passed H.R.1, a tax reform bill known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Its full title is “An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.” On Dec. 22, President … Continue reading Next step for tax reform: Busy season

Stop bullying: Taking a look at a big problem facing our schools and society

Missy Jenkins Smith was only 15 years old when a victim of bullying changed her life. She says she remembers going to prayer circle that chilly Monday morning after Thanksgiving break. Her twin sister went, too. They went every day. She says she remembers hearing the first shots. They sounded like firecrackers, not like how … Continue reading Stop bullying: Taking a look at a big problem facing our schools and society

Accounts of the Accused

Arron Michael Lewis was born in 1981 on a colder than average Tuesday in Ruston, Louisiana. He was the only child of Ivan and Marjorie Lewis, a couple who had been married for less than two years at the time of his birth. They divorced seven years later. In January of this year, Lewis described … Continue reading Accounts of the Accused

Remembering the Matriarch

Carl Carter Jr. laughs a lot, and his father says he gets that from his mom. “He’s always been a joyful kind of guy,” Carl Carter Sr. says of his first son. “He has the same smile his mother had, except hers was a little bigger.” Carl Jr. says he can’t help but laugh when … Continue reading Remembering the Matriarch

Culturally Connected

Adrian Alvarez legally immigrated to the United States in 1982, and although he came here in search of a better life for his family, he came here alone. His wife, Reyna, and two sons remained behind in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. They joined him three years later. It is a story played over and over in … Continue reading Culturally Connected

The Time is Now

Braelond Simmons could have been the perfect statistic. The J.A. Fair High School graduate’s father died 12 days after his sixth birthday. He and his two younger siblings were raised by a single working mother in Little Rock’s John Barrow neighborhood. His family lived in poverty. Their house was burglarized repeatedly. “We saw things, and … Continue reading The Time is Now