Personal Financial Planning

Americans’ financial satisfaction at all-time high

Americans’ financial satisfaction hit an all-time high in the fourth quarter of 2019. Stock market gains coupled with declines in underemployment and loan delinquencies helped lift the index to new heights.

Keep clients coming to you with PFP services

A tax practice can weather demographic and technological changes by expanding its reach in financial planning. Tax knowledge gives CPAs an advantage when it comes to financial planning because almost every aspect of financial planning involves tax.

5 steps to a successful sale

Fentress Seagroves, deals partner for the U.S. with PwC, outlines the steps business owners can take to ensure a successful transition and discusses the many ways CPAs can support them during this process.

Great time for a GRAT

Grantor retained annuity trusts may be an optimal wealth-transfer vehicle for many.

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Keeping you informed and prepared amid the coronavirus outbreak

We’re gathering the latest news stories along with relevant columns, tips, podcasts, and videos on this page, along with curated items from our archives to help with uncertainty and disruption.

VIDEO

Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.