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.

North Georgia Small Business Debt Collection

How are things going for you? Is there something we can do to help your business during this final quarter of 2017? Do let me know. One nice way to make your quarter better is to get an infusion of cash. However, this is too often a rare occurrence. Too many North...

Build A Brand In North Georgia And Do It Well

As I write this, the Senate has passed their version of the tax reform bill, and now we wait for the final version of the bill. But here's the big number: Four weeks. Apparently, Congress thinks it can enact a dramatic overhaul of the law, adding substantial new...

Thanksgiving Week Reflections From A North Georgia Business Owner

It's a slower week, here in ASA Accounting & Tax Services World. Yes, it's crazy (and a bit of a relief, to be frank) that we now find ourselves in Thanksgiving week. And I have some thoughts, which are perhaps a bit more meditative than normal, because of how this...

Business Succession Planning Essentials by Curtis Collins

The final quarter is a great time to take a look at where things have gone for your North Georgia business, and that's perhaps an obvious point. But now (before the holidays really hit), it might also be an even better time to take stock of where you are headed LONG...

Dealing With Angry Customers: A Plan For North Georgia Business Owners

As I have been saying to some of my personal tax preparation clients in North Georgia, I'm not sure that there is very much that I could say that could add anything to the conversation about what happened last week in Parkland, FL. It seems that every time something...

Five Financial and Tax Strategies For North Georgia Small Businesses

It's increasingly clear to all of us that our present "cultural moment" can take a toll on any North Georgia person's mind who isn't vigilant. Constant connectedness to those who are (by their very vocation) incentivized to highlight change, chaos and fear is more...

10 Simple Fraud Protection Safeguards North Georgia Companies Should Implement

Things have been cranking at the ASA Accounting & Tax Services offices of late! We have had a steady stream of new North Georgia clients calling, emailing and coming through our doors. But it's also because of all of the questions we are fielding about the new tax law...

Develop Your North Georgia Target Client With These 7 Important Traits

While we're on the subject of what's holding North Georgia business owners back... I wrote recently about how too many of my North Georgia small business owner clients don't allow themselves the gift of good delegation. It keeps them toiling along with minor tasks,...

The Most Likely Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail In North Georgia

It's always been hard-scrapping for small business owners in North Georgia. We've all heard the old adage: At least 85% and maybe as high as 98% of new small businesses fail before they hit the five year mark. That rate may have been even higher over the past decade....

3 Important Questions For North Georgia Small Business Owners To Answer In 2018

Now that we are into the first full work week of 2018, how are you feeling about your direction? We're here, and we're in your corner. I'd love a note from you about what you are hoping to accomplish during this year, and how we can be a resource to you as you do. As...

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!