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Ashley Forrest’s Three Building Blocks To Healthy Personal Finances

It's understandable if things might feel a little bit ... shaky right now for you. If you pay attention to the media, you are seeing trade wars with China, uncertain stock markets, apocalyptic elections rumbling in the future, even the Apple juggernaut is seeing its...

Ashley Forrest’s Three Big Tax Scams And How To Beware

Now we're cooking with gas.After weeks of reports that refunds were down, last week's data from the IRS shows a new trend. Although overall quantity of refunds are down, now the average refund is up 1.9%. After so many headlines to the contrary, I suppose that...

Forrest Tax & Accounting Services’s Guide to Nailing this Year’s Holiday Budget

Plans, plans, plans.We're all about those plans.These days, we're working with a fair number of our West Michigan clients to get ahead of all of the changes to the tax code. Yes, there's a larger standard deduction next year, and that might make sense for you.But I'll...

Three FAFSA Tips to Help West Michigan Taxpayers Get Their High School Grads Ready for College

Independence Day is this week. Bombs. Patriotism. Picnics. Barbecue. All those things.I often write about "financial independence" this time of year (yes, I like the puns) ... and when I do, invariably I get contacted by a few clients (or former clients), who...

Harness the Power of the Quarterly Review for your Business

A lot of things seem a little more "doable" when they are broken into chunks...that goes for chores, workdays, and business quarters! But, sometimes the daily whirlwind of business keeps you spinning with to-do lists, unbalanced accounts and goals that never seem to...

3+ Reasons Why West Michigan Taxpayers Might Need to File an Amended Return

Well, we did it. You did it. We made it through the tax busy season. Every year, when I shut our West Michigan office door on April 15th (the 17th this year -- er, the 18th, because of the IRS "issues"), I feel a huge weight lift off of my shoulders. Going home that...

Instilling Financial Literacy For Kids In West Michigan

Memorial Day weekend can often feel a little disjointed. There we are with our burgers, our pools, our picnics -- all while we are supposedly remembering the sacrifice of so many thousands who laid down their lives in the line of duty for this country, and for the...

What Do I Need To File My Taxes For 2019? Here’s Ashley Forrest’s Checklist

Oh, you thought that calendar on your phone was accurate, did you? You thought 2018 was DONE WITH. OVER. (Hurrah)?Whoops. The fact is that over the following weeks and months, you will be reliving all of your financial decisions from 2018 while we put together your...

Five Steps To Help West Michigan Families And Individuals Prepare for Financial Emergencies

With Hurricane Florence barrelling towards the southeastern United States, I'm reminded (again) about how the unexpected can put a big dent into a well-planned life.And as a planner by nature, these kinds of slow-approaching problems (like hurricanes), are the sort of...

Why is a tax TEAM the best choice?

In the past, perhaps before owning a business, you may have done your taxes yourself. Or, you might have utilized a family friend that prepared things for you on the cheap. And, while we understand the seasons of life and the decisions each person might need to make...

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!