Houston Bookkeeping Basics: 5 Strategies for Cutting Expenses

Follow Us!We at B&J in Houston love to discuss expert bookkeeping tips. In addition to these expert tips, we also like to get back to bookkeeping basics. Today’s entry discusses expenses that are draining your wallet along with strategies to find and eliminate them. This includes costs that are no longer needed and are without a purpose. […]

Houston Bookkeeper Tip: 7 401(k) Mistakes That Can Cost You Thousands

Follow Us!We at B&J love to share tips from our Houston Bookkeeper including lots of investment tips. While we won’t tell you what to buy, when to sell, or any of that other jargon, we can tell you the essentials. One of the most common ways our bookkeeping clients invest is through their 401(k). This […]

Houston Bookkeeper Tip: 5 Bizarre Money Myths People Still Believe

Follow Us!We at B&J Bookkeeping love to discuss myths surrounding taxes. Since taxes are basically money out of your pocket, we thought it would be a good idea to go over traditional money myths. These tales run the gamut from the ones with a bit of truth to the downright silly or even harmful. We […]

4 Must Read HSA Tips

Follow Us!Ever since the House of Representatives passed the new health bill, the topic of a health savings account has come up. Given how chaotic the healthcare system was before the bill, we have seen an emergence of health savings accounts, also known as HSAs. We think they will continue to get bigger and grow […]

Can You Pay Your Tax Return With Credit Cards?

Follow Us!If this tax year you are one of the unfortunate souls who must pay the IRS instead of receiving a refund, you have our sympathies. It is a bad situation, but there is a way to minimize the damage. Did you know you can pay your taxes with a credit card, among other methods? […]

5 Last Minute Tax Return Tips

Follow Us!You’re not alone if you have waited up to the last minute to prepare what will be a last minute tax return. Approximately 20% to 25% of tax returns are filed with in the last two weeks of the tax deadline. While some delay the process because they want to side step the hassle, […]

5 Tax Preparation Tips for Those Who Work From Home

Follow Us!Whether you are self-employed and work from home, you may be in need of a few tax preparation tips. This can be especially true when considering if you should deduct the expenses related to a home office. As technology advances, we see more and more professionals take on a freelance state of mind. We also […]

Bookkeeping Tips: 5 Best Financial New Years Resolutions

Follow Us!A few years ago we shared out best bookkeeping tips on 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make when it comes to your wallet. What better time to do the same with the new year only days away? So if your New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and exercise more haven’t panned out, why not […]

7 Types of Bookkeeping Services

Follow Us!We’ve previously discussed the topic of what bookkeeping services are and thought it would be a good time to discuss the different types of work that fall under the category. Whether a business, individual, or family, there is at least one type of bookkeeping service you probably need. Learning more about each can help […]

How a Detailed Bookkeeping Plan Can Save You Big

Follow Us!In a world of low yields and high valuations in the market, trying to get a decent return on your investments can be tough. To best serve our present and future clients, a bookkeeping plan with this in mind is a step from traditional offerings because it comes with comprehensive planning based on your […]