Randall Hancock’s Five Principles For Spending That Actually Produces Satisfaction

Me and Debra are still basking in the World Champion US Women’s Soccer Team over here at our office. Pretty amazing to see so much excellence, and on behalf of our country. Here’s to hoping for continued unification within our culture in the aftermath. There’s lots of conversation about different pay scales for the men’s and women’s national teams, and … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCRandall Hancock’s Five Principles For Spending That Actually Produces Satisfaction

Three FAFSA Tips to Help Birmingham Taxpayers Get Their High School Grads Ready for College

Independence Day is this week. Bombs. Patriotism. Picnics. Barbecue. All those things. I often write about “financial independence” this time of year (yes, I like the puns) … and when I do, invariably I get contacted by a few clients (or former clients), who communicate that they are pretty dispirited about their personal situation, that anything discussing “financial independence” really … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCThree FAFSA Tips to Help Birmingham Taxpayers Get Their High School Grads Ready for College

Four Ways the IRS Reform Bill Helps Birmingham Taxpayers Like You (and Me)

Believe it or not, 2019 is almost halfway over (!). We’re through the summer solstice, the days get shorter from here on out, and we’re taking a little bit of time for family as we turn our eyes more directly at 2020. But not before taking some needed time off. Debra just spent a week in San Diego with her … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCFour Ways the IRS Reform Bill Helps Birmingham Taxpayers Like You (and Me)

Tax-Smart Ways to Run a Savvy Birmingham Side Hustle

I’m so old, I still remember the days when “hashtags” were only about a particular button on your phone. Yep, the world has shifted massively underfoot. You know it; we all know it. And one of the developments we’ve all seen is the proliferation of news feed gurus, ready and willing to help you start your new business — for … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCTax-Smart Ways to Run a Savvy Birmingham Side Hustle

Key Tips For Birmingham Newlyweds On Marriage and Taxes

Do you know what the number one month is for weddings? Check today’s date and there it is: June. With that fact in mind, I’m not sure where you currently fall on the wedding spectrum… Are many of your friends getting married? Are your friends’ kids getting married? And if you or someone close to you is getting married soon, … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCKey Tips For Birmingham Newlyweds On Marriage and Taxes

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PC Sheds Light on Some of the Highest State Sales Tax Rates

No, the IRS is not shutting down their operations — there is still (and probably ever will be) a federal income tax. But states are a different story… This being travel season, and the season during which some of our clients turn their eyes towards making a move, I thought I’d give you some info on how state and local … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCRandall M. Hancock CPA, PC Sheds Light on Some of the Highest State Sales Tax Rates

New Ideas For Birmingham Students To Pay For College

I recently wrote about the cost of raising children, but there was one glaring omission: college. But imagine if you had sent your son to Morehouse College. Here’s what happened there this month… On Sunday, May 19th, investor and philanthropist, Robert F. Smith, shocked 400 graduating students from all-male Morehouse College when, in his commencement speech, he announced he would … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCNew Ideas For Birmingham Students To Pay For College

Making Children Less Costly For Birmingham Families With Kids Through The Child Tax Credit

To be clear, children are costly in the best way possible. Once the dust settles from changing diapers, sweeping floors, slapping bandaids on booboos, driving to sports practice, attending back-to-school meetings, saving for college, and buying countless goldfish crackers … you realize children are a lot of work. They’re also monetarily costly. Depending on your income, you could be spending … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCMaking Children Less Costly For Birmingham Families With Kids Through The Child Tax Credit

Randall Hancock’s Three Building Blocks To Healthy Personal Finances

It’s understandable if things might feel a little bit … shaky right now for you. If you pay attention to the media, you are seeing trade wars with China, uncertain stock markets, apocalyptic elections rumbling in the future, even the Apple juggernaut is seeing its empire show signs of trouble. All of these, by the way, are good reasons to … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCRandall Hancock’s Three Building Blocks To Healthy Personal Finances

College Is Expensive But Birmingham Families Can Save Big Through These Tax Breaks

What, you think I’m on vacation? Yes, the tax deadline has passed. But we’re still available, and handling post-deadline matters for Birmingham clients.   But moving along to today’s subject: figuring out how to pay for college tuition. Things are different from the days when I considered college… I’m talking to Birmingham parents left and right who are scrambling to … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCCollege Is Expensive But Birmingham Families Can Save Big Through These Tax Breaks