Archive for January 2016

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Small business tax tips for 2016

Tax season is underway, and if you’re like most small business owners, you’re probably gathering all your important paperwork and double-checking your records to prepare for all the tax deadlines. […]

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The pros (and cons) of renting out your first home

Deciding if you should rent out your home can seem challenging but we have put together a list of pros and cons to consider when making a final decision

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Is your family protected for the new year?

The first month of the new year is almost over, and hopefully you’ve been keeping up with your new year’s resolutions! The new year is a great time to review […]

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Two lesser known tax benefits of incorporating

We hear the usual benefits of incorporating all the time. Gain limited liability. Secure your personal assets. Raise funds and attract investors. But what about the lesser known benefits of […]

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Small things you can do to make more money as a landlord

Being a landlord may be your part-time job. It may not even be considered a job to you. But what if you thought of it as a business? What are […]

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Legal documents every landlord needs

Whether you’re someone who rents out a few rooms in your residential property, or a full-fledged landlord who has multiple commercial buildings up for lease, you need certain legal documents […]

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Road to financial independence as a landlord

More and more people are seeing the value of becoming a landlord, and for good reason — it’s a great source of additional income that can help you get on […]

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Legal guide to getting married

Are you a newlywed or recently engaged? Then this guide is for you! We’ll help you learn the practicalities about getting married and which legal documents you will need to […]

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New year, new employees: Should I hire contractors?

Great news for small business owners! In Rocket Lawyer’s Semiannual Small Business survey, we spoke to 848 small business owners nationwide, and a whooping 65 percent of them report their […]

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Tax time: Did you know you can expense that?

On January 19, 2016, the IRS will begin processing 2015 tax returns. If you have not yet looked at your past year’s expenses, it may be time to brush up […]

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Divorcing? Here are the legal documents you need

Divorce can be incredibly stressful. Whether you’re ending a short-term marriage without children or separating after a 20-year marriage with three kids, many families don’t know where to start when […]

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What to do when you’re an executor

Being an executor of someone’s Will can be quite stressful. If you were chosen to be an executor, the person who selected you probably thought you’re a responsible and trustworthy […]

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Small biz owners: Don’t procrastinate on taxes!

Tax deadlines seem so far away, but as soon as you know it, it’ll be time to file those taxes. This year, don’t let the deadlines creep up on you […]

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New Year’s resolution for your business: Incorporate

The new year is usually a time for many of us to reevaluate our personal lives. We often make resolutions: Exercise more. Learn how to play an instrument. Cook healthier […]

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Legal Checklist for Newly Engaged Couples

When you’re newly engaged, the last thing on your mind is all the legal paperwork that goes into a marriage. It may not be the most romantic part about getting […]