Author Archives: Steve

Do I Really Need to Hire a Tax Consultant?

If you ever start your own part time business, keeping track of your finances is one of the needed keys to a successful business. In addition, learning how to read the tax laws is important as it allows you to keep your hard earned money. However, since the tax laws change frequently, it’s a good idea to hire your own professional tax consultant. It saves you on hassle and if you find a good one, they will do their job better than you ever could. So if you want your business to run smoothly, learn how to find a … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

When High Tech Companies Are Good Stocks to Invest In

When there is a recession, the economy dwindles, there are thousands of job losses and real estate sales fall.  An investor trading stock during a recession will soon become distrustful of improvement, doubting what good stocks to invest in are and will begin to sell their stock shares.  During these times stocks in companies specializing in non-essential or technical items is a scary investment for many traders.

Shares in Technology

Instead of the high tech shares, they often switch to stocks in companies who endorse food products and/or health services.  Are these good stocks to invest in right now?  Many … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

The Cheapest Place to Live in the U.S. for 2011

The United States of America is large in size and rich in diversity, so finding the cheapest place to live in the US may be easier said than done.

Perhaps you are a person who has always dreamed of living in the beautiful country side far away from loud and teeming cities: think Montana.

Maybe your dream is to buy a large, beautiful house on the cheap: think Detroit. A recent count of houses for sale found quality properties as low as $37,000.

How do you find that locality in which you wish to reside? The Internet is your best … Read more at 2011 Taxes.

Does Bankruptcy Erase Tax Debt?

The personal bankruptcy process is a way for those experiencing severe financial difficulties to wipe their debts and start again.  But does bankruptcy erase tax debt?

Some may be surprised by the fact that while filing for bankruptcy does not wipe out federal housing or education loans, it does erase tax debt, providing that certain conditions are met.  As well as having filed an honest, non-fraudulent tax return and not intentionally attempting to evade paying your taxes, there are three other criteria that must be met in order for taxes to be considered eligible for discharge.

•    3 years … Read more at 2011 Taxes.