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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 ...

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 ...

Protect Your Privacy On-line

By M Katie Helle, CPA – A person’s privacy is hard to preserve with the use of the internet and social media nowadays.  (You did watch The Social Dilemma on Netflix, right?) A quick search of your name can turn up information you may not have realized was floating around ...