Big Changes to College Savings Plans

Tax reform added some new taxpayer-advantageous changes to college savings plans. These plans are also known as qualified tuition programs (QTPs) or Sec. 529 plans, named after the part of the Internal… Continue On +

Washington Paid Family Leave

Washington has passed a Paid Family and Medical Leave law which provides eligible employees paid leave for their own serious health condition (medical leave) or for family care (family leave). Washington’s Paid… Continue On +

Rejoice – Business Meals Are Still Deductible

If you are a business owner who is accustomed to treating clients to sporting events, golf getaways, concerts and the like, you were no doubt saddened by the part of the tax… Continue On +

Meals and Break Periods in Oregon

Do I have to give employees meal and break periods? How can I do that in an environment where we see patients and need to be available? Why can’t I just pay… Continue On +

Children are Prime Targets for Identity Theft

One of the most surprising statistics about identity theft is that more than one million children were victims of identity theft and fraud last year (according to Javelin Strategy and Research). Fraud… Continue On +

Cyber Security – Protect Your Practice against Phishing

While you may be aware that cybercriminals want to break through the defenses of your computer, you may not realize the most popular form of attack involves phishing, or the sending of… Continue On +

How to Frame Change

Rick Goodwin once said the following about change: “One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain.” How… Continue On +

Coaching is Like Preventive Dentistry

One of the most challenging situations for a dentist is how to respond when the team makes mistakes.  When the health history is not reviewed chair-side or charges for the day are… Continue On +