How Long Would Spock Say We Have to Keep Tax Records!

How Long Would Spock Say We Have to Keep Tax Records!

I can’t tell you how often I get asked this question? Usually my client is either moving and down-sizing, or they can’t get the car in the garage anymore. Either way they need to know what records they can toss. If only there was one simple, straight forward answer. But like most of the tax code, there’s not. There’s always more to the story. So, follow along. I’ll do my best to keep it simple. Keeping your tax documents and worksheets used to prepare your tax returns are critical if you ever get audited. What…

How can you be an affiliate marketer in just 3 steps

How can you be an affiliate marketer in just 3 steps

Affiliate marketing is an arrangement between an online merchant and affiliate, in which the affiliate earns a commission for generating sales, leads and/or clicks for the merchant’s web site. Affiliate marketing works in a win-win situation for the merchant and the affiliate. The merchant gains opportunities to advertise his products for free to a larger market which will increase his sales. The more hard-working affiliates he gets, the more sales he can expect. By getting affiliates to market his products and services, he is saving himself time, effort and money in looking for possible markets…

Finding Time for Fitness Training

Finding Time for Fitness Training

Fifty years ago people finished a days work and needed rest. Today they need exercise. – Anonymous With the demands of modern life we tend to neglect the most important things, like the condition of our body and our health. How often do we use the excuse that we just don’t have the time for fitness training? By taking the time to plan our lives we will always allow for our heath and find the time for some form of fitness. This time is essential to rejuvenate the body and the mind and you will…

3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online

3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online

Every affiliate marketer is always looking for the successful market that gives the biggest paycheck. Sometimes they think it is a magic formula that is readily available for them. Actually, it is more complicated than that. It is just good marketing practices that have been proven over years of hard work and dedication.There are tactics that have worked before with online marketing and is continuing to work in the online affiliate marketing world of today. With these top three marketing tips, you will be able to able to increase your sales and survive in the…

Proving Travel Expenses after Tax Reform

Proving Travel Expenses after Tax Reform

As you likely know by now, your travel meals continue under tax reform as tax-deductible meals subject to the 50 percent cut. And tax reform did not change the rules that apply to your other travel expense deductions.   One beauty of being in business for yourself is the ability to pick your travel destinations and also deduct your travel expenses.  This article gives you a big leg up, with a dozen questions and answers that help you properly document and audit-proof your business travel expenses. Q&A 1: Corporation or proprietorship? Question. Are the business travel…

Warning:  You’re Losing Money by not Moving to the Cloud!

Warning: You’re Losing Money by not Moving to the Cloud!

I’m a big fan of cloud accounting. Actually, all cloud software. I guess the correct term would be SAAS, short for Software As A Service. Whatever you want to call it I like it. I’ve been on the cloud for decades. Made me feel so techie and cool. Kinda of the “boldly go where no man has gone before” attitude. I can remember firing up my Radio Shack TRS-80 (I still have it up in the attic, but don’t tell my wife) to dial up Compuserve to log onto some bulletin boards. Ah the 80’s.…

About Me

About Me

Aloha Y’all.  Mike Mareschal here.  I’m not really from Hawaii or the South.  Born and raised in WLA.  But I have so much appreciation for all our many and varied cultures of our great country, I enjoy borrowing bits and pieces of the places I’ve been lucky enough to visit.  For instance I wear a Puka Shell Lei almost every day to help keep my Aloha Spirit alive. The only time I don’t wear it is when I wear a tie, and since I live in SoCal, that is like ‘never.’   Maybe funerals.  Anyway…