The Quantify Blog

The Tax Implications of Buying a Home: Part 1

March 1, 2017

The month of January was a whirlwind for me! In addition to filing client’s payroll tax returns and the normal build up to tax season, I was in the process of selling a house for the first time.  Being that I put the house on the market right around Labor Day, I knew that home…

The Beginning of a Journey

February 24, 2017

As I mentioned last week, we will be starting a new series entitled “My Journey”. If you’ve ever written anything before, you will know that “writer’s block” is all too real. I pride myself on writing about topics that have meaning to you, week in and week out. So as I was talking to a…

How to Choose Your Tax Preparer

February 21, 2017

Tax season is officially in high gear!  My office desk is already piled with work and my e-mail inbox is pretty much maxed out with messages.  Needless to say, this time of year is very stressful.  To manage my own personal sanity, I start picking out key dates on the calendar that signal an end…

Getting Up

February 17, 2017

A huge part of life is how we overcome adversity. I wrote about this some in my blog last week but I wanted to touch on one final point before we start a new series. A few years ago I was sitting in church and the pastor was talking about how sin disables our ability…

The Single Member LLC: Disregarded Entities Explained

February 14, 2017

Wow, what an end to the NFL season!  This Super Bowl was probably the most exciting one I have watched in my lifetime.  It might have even been the best football game I have ever seen.  I’m sure all of you know the story line, so I will skip going over a recap of the…

Integrity and Broken Heaters

February 10, 2017

The last week and a half has been crazy for me. My heater broke so I have been running two space heaters around the clock to stay warm. When I bought my house about a year and a half ago, I took out a home warranty. I had a few older appliances and systems in…

Getting Prepared For Tax Season

February 8, 2017

For the past thirteen years of my life, I have always had a “start of tax season countdown”.  While some business taxes can start being prepared starting in mid-January, the real crunch in my mind doesn’t begin until a few weeks later.  My personal “countdown” starts February 1st and ends the morning after the Super…

Growth Begins Where Adversity Starts

February 2, 2017

I love sports. A term that you will hear used all the time in sports is adversity. Whether it is a player who fights through an injury or a team who has some sort of struggle, adversity has its fingerprint all over sports. Many of these sports players will tell you that adversity has shaped…

Avoid This Tax Trap: Wash Sale Rules Explained

February 1, 2017

What a letdown those NFL Conference Championship games were this past weekend.  On paper both games looked fantastic.  However, the Super Bowl is shaping up to be the one of the best ones in memory.  When you start breaking down the matchup you could easily make arguments for either team winning this game.  At the…

What Ever Happened to Just Telling the Truth?

January 26, 2017

What a crazy world we live in. As scary as it sounds, it seems like telling the truth and being honest is an afterthought in today’s culture. I don’t want to get political but let’s just look at this past election for example. Every media company is telling a different story, most likely based on…

Your Business’s 2017 New Years Resolution

January 24, 2017

Now that 2016 is in the books (no pun intended!), every small business owner needs to take a step back, analyze what happened, and start planning for the future.  The first question that needs to be answered immediately is am I prepared for 2017?  That’s not such an easy question. Here are some tips that…

A Look Back At 2016: 3 Lessons Learned

January 19, 2017

2016 was an awesome year, both personally and professionally. From a business standpoint, we are continuing to grow and we’ve added another business partner who brings a whole new dimension to The Quantify Group. On a personal level, I got engaged to my best friend this past summer and God is doing some really cool…