Author Archives: Galen

About Galen

Director of Marketing for Sterck Kulik O'Neill. Galen is the initial contact for most people who call asking about accounting services. He is also the webmaster for this blog and for the firm's main site, and provides consulting services for Internet Marketing and web design.

A Low-Risk Way to Pick an Accountant

Sterck Kulik O’Neill accounting group invites prospective clients to a free introductory meeting in our office. Why? Lots of professionals charge the first time you meet them because they think their time is so valuable that they never want to give … Continue reading

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Perceived Indifference Disease

A neighborhood restaurant we went to nearly every week for several years got a new partner, a long-time bar tender who bought into the business. We’d been spending at least $5,000 a year there, going mostly on their slower nights. … Continue reading

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Phony Treasury Agents are Calling YOU!

We’d hoped that the recent bust in India of a guy suspected of running a swindling call center that made calls claiming to be from the IRS would stop the crooks for a while. It hasn’t. Continue reading

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How Much Will it Cost?

We always want clients to know what the cost of our work is going to be before we start doing it. We provide customized estimates for our engagements by having you come in for a free introductory meeting where we learn exactly what you need. Continue reading

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Why the IRS Hack Wasn’t all the IRS’s Fault

The people that broke into the IRS website last week and downloaded the 100,000 returns had help from their victims. The IRS had set up questions designed to ensure that only the taxpayer obtained access to the stored tax form. … Continue reading

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How to Be Smart When You Help Nepal

Here’s how you can give wisely and effectively to the relief effort in Nepal. Continue reading

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Disturbingly Good Phony Email!

It’s tax season, and you expect to receive messages from your accountant about your finances. But, beware! Scammers trying to get you to click on a link to download evil programs that run on your computer are ready to take … Continue reading

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What Does a Crook Sound Like?

Crooks trying to scare people into paying phony tax bills are phoning homes around the country. We’ve recorded some examples of the calls so you don’t fall victim of the scam. Continue reading

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How Much Does It Cost…?

Keep the fee for the mundane down, and your overall accounting bill will be lower. Of course, the trade-off for a lower price is your time. Continue reading

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Get an Automatic Extension to File Your Taxes!

If you cannot file your taxes today, you can keep yourself in the IRS’s good graces by submitting a free automatic extension. Here’s how. Continue reading

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