Getting in the Spirit for Strategic Planning

If you’re at all familiar with our approach to accounting for business success and personal wellbeing, it won’t come as a surprise that we’re not really the types to set New Year’s resolutions just for the sake of tradition. Because financial and sales goals usually revolve around the tax year, it’s convenient for many business owners to review those things in December. But for us, there’s also a natural lull in activity in the last few weeks of the calendar year that makes it a great time to make adjustments to our strategic plan that affect daily processes and workflows. Learn more about some of the strategies we use in our latest blog post.

Top 3 Financial Literacy Action Items for Business Owners

Do you know where all of the money in your business bank account came from and where it’s going? How much income you’re missing from unpaid invoices? How much money you have set aside for quarterly taxes? What you can afford to invest in now and what you need to save for? When your financials are up to date, you can find the answers to these questions anytime. In this article, we’ll take a look at the nuts and bolts of some critical bookkeeping and accounting practices I recommend to most business owners.

Get Rich Quick: The Cautionary Tale of LuLaRoe

I’d like to veer a bit outside our usual discussions about practical finance tips and strategies to talk about a very disturbing phenomenon that has been brought to light in the “LuLaRich” documentary series. Like me, you probably had a friend or two on Facebook who dominated your feed for a while with invites to her LuLaRoe group and notifications about flash sales. If you’ve been invited to join a multi-level marketing company, be aware of these tactics before committing your time and money.

A Guide to Mindful Holiday Saving

A Guide to Mindful Holiday Saving

The holiday season puts about a quarter of American families into debt each year, and while I always say your debt does not define you, the more you can plan ahead, the easier it will be to meet your financial goals and feel less stressed about money. So now is the time to get in the spirit of saving.

Top FIVE Lies You Might Be Telling Yourself About Money

Many of us formulate beliefs about money before we even got our first “big kid” job and they stem from several different places, such as our family’s socioeconomic status, financial literacy and spending habits. It’s up to us to find our own truth with our money and values. Have any of these five lies been holding you back?

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Expect the Unexpected: Protect Your Business with an Emergency Plan

As a young and vivacious business owner, a personal emergency that might take you out of your role for four weeks to six months or more is probably the last thing on your mind. But as a fellow business owner, CPA and financial coach, I’m here to remind you that the unexpected does happen. And yes, it could happen to you! Think about the impact it would have on your business if you went MIA for just a week with limited access to email, without warning. What would happen? How long would it take to dig yourself out? Stay ahead of an emergency or extended leave by having game plan. Learn more in this latest article!

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Financial Coach vs Financial Advisor… Which One Do I Need?

There are various reasons why it would make sense to work with a financial coach or financial advisor at different points in your life. Ideally, you would find those professionals at the right time, and the work you do with each of them would complement the other. But often, that’s not what happens. Read on to find out which might be the best fit for where you are at in your life right now.

Stress Awareness Month: Four Strategies to Manage Financial Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month and after the most stressful year in decades, so many are still feeling the emotional, physical and financial weight of this pandemic. If you are experiencing constant stress, anxiety and worry about your financial situation, please know, you are not alone. The financial burden of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted countless American families, and we are sensitive to that. If you’re looking for small ways to help reduce your financial stress during this time, read further to get some ideas that might work for your life.

Why Your Dream CPA Should Have a Clear Understanding of your Financial Situation (& Your Values)

Believe it or not, your accountant should care just as much about your values, goals and any major life changes as they do about your income and taxes. At Monarch CPA, we want to make sure we’re helping you make the most informed decisions for your life.

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Financial Coaching: Your Money Relationship

Reflecting on your relationship with money and embracing your own personal journey and values are the first steps to achieving financial freedom.