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Emelia Mensa CPA’s guide to Avoiding an IRS Scammer

Emelia Mensa CPA’s guide to Avoiding an IRS Scammer

Before I get to today’s topic (some thoughtful guidance on spotting an IRS tax scam) let’s discuss this…It’s that time of year when spending seems to really kick in. Yes, I know we’re still in September, but all of these holidays that seem to mysteriously demand extra...

Emelia Mensa EA, CPA’s Strategy for RMD Withdrawals

Emelia Mensa EA, CPA’s Strategy for RMD Withdrawals

There’s something about a new work week that gets you thinking about how you want to spend the weekend. The same goes for planning a vacation once you get back from one. Work is fulfilling, but life’s "rest times" are what people like you and I work so hard to...

Emelia Mensa EA, CPA’s Credit Score Repair Strategies

Emelia Mensa EA, CPA’s Credit Score Repair Strategies

I’ve talked to many clients about credit score repair – and I’ve seen how true this is: it’s easy to get yourself deep into credit problems. I’ve even seen that it’s not always the people that you’d expect. I have clients who have built tight financial systems –...

Student Loan Forgiveness Guidelines for Connecticut Grads

Student Loan Forgiveness Guidelines for Connecticut Grads

There’s a lot of upheaval in Washington (and across the country) over this whole student loan forgiveness decision from the White House. Some people are exultant, some are… well, less than thrilled.For the extremely-online-all-the-time crowd, it’s likely you’ve moved...

Emelia Mensa EA, CPA’s Tax Planning Tips for 2022

Emelia Mensa EA, CPA’s Tax Planning Tips for 2022

The British saying “Keep calm and carry on” seems like a good motto to live by in uncertain times like these. Still, a little freak-out about what lies ahead is totally normal, even expected.Plunging ahead through the rest of 2022, which is most likely to be rough...

Gas Savings for Every Connecticut Driver

Gas Savings for Every Connecticut Driver

There’s something truly American about the summer family road trip. Piling into the car with your luggage and favorite snacks in tow, getting out on the miles and miles of paved road, gazing at the stretches of wild scenery (or maybe just fields and cows)... it’s all...