Little Known Tax Credit for Charitably-Inclined Business Owners

The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program (OSTC), formerly known as the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), provides business owners an opportunity to direct their tax dollars to an educational charity that is close to their heart. Eligible Pennsylvania business owners (see the below eligibility requirements from The Pennsylvania Departments of Community[...] Continue reading
29 October, 2013

Business Owners Could Be Gambling With Their Retirement

For business owners, planning for retirement has a different twist. Too many are likely depending on the sale of their business to fund their retirement and the lifestyle they have become accustomed to. Unfortunately, this could be the common mistake of having too many eggs in one basket. For our business owner clients we recommend that they plan for retirement just[...] Continue reading
18 October, 2013

Maximize an Inheritance

Although the circumstances surrounding the receipt of an inheritance are saddening, the windfall can often alleviate financial pressures and provide security for the future. However, it’s very important that beneficiaries make a financial plan before reacting hastily, in order to maximize the potential of this monetary gift. Typically, an inheritance is money that[...] Continue reading
25 September, 2013

Ted Bovard offers thoughts to USA Today

On September 12, Ted Bovard was featured in an article by USA Today reporter Jeff Reeves, titled “Gen X seriously short on life insurance.” The article highlights a survey released by New York Life, which found that 20 percent of Gen Xers – those reported as middle-aged Americans born between 1965 and 1976– do not have life insurance. Reeves cites the 2008[...] Continue reading
16 September, 2013

Finding fiduciary help for plan sponsors

With increased responsibility falling on plan sponsors from The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), it’s more important than ever that plan sponsors be educated and aware of their fiduciary duties when it comes to employee retirement plans. There are also ways that plan sponsors can find assistance and relief from the complex fiduciary burden. Plan[...] Continue reading
30 August, 2013

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