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Pros and Cons of Online Banking

Written by: M Katie Helle, CPA You may have heard the term "online banking" but may not understand the meaning.  Nowadays, most brick-and-mortar banks offer an online banking system, whether through a web browser or mobile app.  Today many banks only offer online services and do not have a physical ...

How Inflation Impacts You

Written by M Katie Helle, CPA - - - Inflation is something most consumers are feeling these days.  The cost of living keeps going up, yet their income stays the same for many.  It costs more today for everyday living expenses than just a year ago.  We are experiencing this ...

What is Social Security?

By M Katie Helle, CPA - - - After reading “Understanding You Paycheck,” you may be wondering why you are paying Social Security tax.  Social Security was created to promote the economic security of our country. This program started in the late 1939s to provide benefits for families of deceased ...

Understanding Your Paycheck

By M Katie Helle, CPA --- With technology at our fingertips, people rarely look at their pay stubs to understand how tax affects their earnings.  It’s important to do a quick review to understand where your hard-earned money is going before it gets to you. Your paycheck typically includes gross ...