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Business Organization – Corporate Seal

As we talk with clients about the power of business ownership, we encounter many questions about what it takes to set up a business, thus this series of articles. We’re covering just about everything, from the corporate structure to annual/biennial reporting, to upcoming articles on tax filing and bookkeeping—and everything in between. We want to provide […]

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Business Organization – Annual or Biennial Report

Business drives the global economy and owning a business can have a huge impact on your own personal economy. We’re writing a series of articles about the nuts and bolts, best practices, and legal necessities around organizing your business. This week, it’s all about the annual/biennial report. For the sake of clarity, we’re writing about […]

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Business Organization – Registering the Entity Name

We often talk about the power of business ownership; with clients, on our Uncommon Life podcast, and pretty much to anyone who will listen to us! Organizing a business is nit-picky work, but it has to be done and done right. We are writing a series of articles about business organization because we know it’s […]

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September’s Uncommon clients – Misty and Jason Conn

Misty and Jason met in college and both attended Western Illinois University.  Misty works for a non-profit supporting people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness to obtain employment. and Jason works for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in Floodplain Management.  They have two kids and love to travel as a family. When we started […]

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Business Organization – Incorporation of Your Business

We talk with clients all the time about the power of owning a business. There are so many ways you can use a business to build cash flow and wealth. It’s powerful! But how do you do it the right way? If you’ve never started a business before, it can feel pretty daunting. Sure, people […]

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College and Adulthood Planning – Real Estate with Your Kids

The goal of parenting is, of course, raising solid, self-sufficient kids into adulthood. We’ve been exploring a bunch of different ways to do that, from money set aside in Roth or Traditional IRAs, to helping kids understand what it takes to run a business. With this article, we are going to focus on a variation […]

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College and Adulthood Planning – Business

Ok, it’s soapbox time. We’re going to get into yet another area where our Uncommon approach varies from the conventional wisdom out there. You are probably familiar with the line of thinking that you should take more risks when you are younger because you can afford to lose money and rebuild. You have time. But […]

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College and Adulthood Planning – Scholarships & Grants

In our previous post, we talked about the value of work. We stand by that, but, of course, we also have an uncommon twist to this idea – what if your college-bound child treated applying for scholarships and grants like a job? It may sound a little bit far-fetched, but it’s not. If a high […]

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College and Adulthood Planning – Work

You have started saving—or maybe you haven’t—for your kid’s future. The idea of saving enough for education or whatever next step your children choose beyond high school is a big source of anxiety for many people. The good news is that your kids can definitely help with this financial equation. One way they can help […]

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