Christi has been serving the public as an accountant for 15 years. She attended Southern Illinois University from 1996–2001, and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 2002. She worked at RubinBrown LLP, a large regional accounting firm from 2000-2006 as an auditor focusing mainly on real estate and not for profit clients. When she joined Tzinberg & Associates in late 2006, she found that she loved working with small businesses, helping them with timely information and avoiding any tax surprises. She meets with both new and established companies who might be prospective clients, reviewing their tax returns to determine if there might be ways to decrease their tax burden. Christi does tax planning, prepares tax returns, and has many other duties as a Manager. She also is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and continuously learns and adapts as her client’s needs and technology changes.
It’s graduation season, and for many parents that means it’s almost time to start shelling out for college tuition. For those well-prepared parents with established 529 plans in place, the time has come to tap into that money pool. Of course, when it comes to tax-advantaged savings, trust that the IRS is keeping close watch, so it’s important to avoid making any rookie mistakes. It’s also important to keep saving as you move forward.
Having a remote workforce can be challenging, especially if you are trying to build a positive, collaborative work environment. So, how do you create a sense of comradery when you have staff in remote locations? These tips can help:
If you are expecting a refund this year, you may be tempted to splurge on something not-so-practical. Before you do, take some time to think about ways to use your refund to bolster your financial health. We’ve put together a few ideas for you to consider: