Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
Welcome, I’m Michael A. Chester at Mesa Verde Consulting, Inc., a tax and financial service company in Costa Mesa, California. We provide personalized services to meet your Accounting, Tax, and Financial Goals based on your needs, wants, and objectives.
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The Facts About Income Tax
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For
Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.
What Do Your Taxes Pay For?
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.
An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.
Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.
Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.