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We look forward to seeing you soon for the 2020 tax season! If you should need anything before year end, please do not hesitate to contact us. Appointments for 2020 will be opening shortly at
Mark W. Payne, EA, CFP
Mary Anne Payne, CPA

1900 So. Norfolk St. #215, San Mateo
Dec 4, 2019
10 Surprising Things That Are Taxable
If you work for a living, you know that your wages are taxable, and you're probably aware that some investment income is taxed, too. But the IRS doesn't stop there. If you've picked up some extra cash through luck, skill or …
How to Log Mileage for Taxes in 8 Easy Steps
If you must drive as part of your job, you may be qualified to deduct the costs on your federal income tax return. If you qualify …
Break free of your parents’ money patterns
You can likely thank (or blame) your parents for some aspects of how you turned out. Maybe you have your mother's eyes or your dad's …
ABC News
2 Secrets To Playing Commercial Real Estate And Postponing Taxes
Ever wonder why real estate investors are so rich? Because they know two secrets: First, don't pay for a property; exchange it with …
Why Child Care Is So Ridiculously Expensive
One side effect of "the end of babies"—or, less dramatically, the steady decline in fertility rates around the world—is that today's …
The Atlantic
Students can look up their potential salary after graduation
It's good to graduate from the University of Michigan's dental school with a master's degree. In your first year, you'll …
USA Today
6 Unconventional Ways To Achieve Financial Freedom
Money saved is money earned. Finding coupons and deals on every purchase of products or services, especially big ones, can save …
Finance Monthly
Business Startup Costs: It’s in the Details
There's more to a business than furnishings and office space. Especially in the early stages, startup costs require careful planning …
Making the Most of Charitable Giving Before and After Retirement
Charitable giving provides families with an opportunity to build a legacy and meaningfully impact the causes most important to them …
Here's why your Christmas tree will cost more this year
Turkeys are at their lowest prices in a decade, but the star of the next holiday won't offer the same break for your wallets. Christmas …
USA Today
Staying Safe While Shopping Online This Holiday Season
Before the turkey even settles in your stomach on Thanksgiving, Black Friday will be set to begin. Doors at stores are opening earlier …
"If my mutual funds grow an average of 7% per year, then that would be 49% in dog years, right?"
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When was Abraham Lincoln's face engraved on the penny?
See the answer below.
B2B Payments Challenges You Didn’t Know Exist
More and more people are utilizing the services, like PayPal and Venmo to buy online things and send money …
Finance Monthly
What Year Was It?
U.S. Marines Storm Mogadishu, Somalia
What Year
United States Marines arrive in Mogadi­shu, Somalia, to spearhead a multinational force aimed at restoring order in the conflict-ridden country.
The day was Dec 9. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"Try to save something while your salary is small; it's impossible to save after you begin to earn more."
Jack Benny
Trivia Answer
When was Abraham Lincoln's face engraved on the penny?
Answer: 1909
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