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College Costs Really Are Increasing Again

The College Board reports that the average published charges for tuition, fees, room, and board at private, nonprofit, four-year schools...

Student Loan Debt Relief Opportunity – Applications Due September 15

Maryland residents may be eligible for up to $5,000 to use to repay student loan debt through a new program...

After-Tax Dollars in Traditional IRAs

Workers under age 70½ can deduct contributions to a traditional IRA, as long as they are not covered by an...

Be Cautious With Hard to Value IRAs

A new year begins with celebrations, resolutions, and dual IRA opportunities.  Most workers and their spouses have until April 18,...

Successful Hardshell Shootout and Crab Feast

Rowles & Company, LLP and M&T Bank Host Successful Hardshell Shootout and Crab Feast   The 20th Annual Hardshell Shootout...

Jim Higbee Swings Into Retirement

Jim began his public accounting career in 1976 for a small firm in Boston.  Two years later, he joined Rowles &...

Combo Products for Long-Term Care Coverage

If you or a loved one ever need help with daily living activities, you will discover that custodial care can...

Automatic Enrollment Retirement Plans

Some states have passed laws requiring employers, including many small businesses, to offer retirement plans to employees.  Other states may...

Financial Steps to Take After a Child Is Born

The arrival of a newborn can be a joyous occasion.  Even while emotions are at their peak, though, you shouldn't...

Defined Benefit Plans for (Very) Small Companies

Traditional defined benefit plans, structured to provide a lifelong pension, have become rare in the private sector.  They're still the...

Jim Higbee & Keith Seeley Attend MDDCCUA

Jim Higbee, Partner, and Keith Seeley, Manager, of Rowles & Company, LLP attended the Baltimore Chapter of the Maryland and...

Deciding About a Vacation Home

Whether you live in the thawing North or in the always mild South, the onset of spring leads to thoughts...

New 2017 IRS Mileage Rate

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reviews its standard business mileage rate and adjusts as needed.  The standard business...

Mandatory New Hire Reporting Requirements

What is new hire reporting? State and federal laws require employers to report each newly hired or re-hired employee within...

2017 HSA and FSA Contribution Limits Announced

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announces new contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSA), health flexible spending accounts...