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We are a full service accounting firm located in Oak Harbor, Washington. For more than 35 years, we have been providing tax preparation, business consulting, IRS problem resolution, retirement and tax planning and many other accounting and payroll services to a wide range of clients. These clients include both businesses and individuals throughout Whidbey Island and the U.S., as well as clients working abroad. We have developed a reputation for professional excellence through the consistent high quality of services we perform for our clients.

Please feel free to browse our website to see the services we offer as well as the many helpful resources we provide. When you are ready to learn more about what we can do for you, we encourage you to contact us.

      

Helpful Content

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

Get Paid for Going Green

Get Paid for Going Green

Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.

How the Federal Reserve Works

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

 

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right

The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement

The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

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My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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