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TAX SOLUTIONS: Back Taxes on Credit Report


By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.
Delinquent back taxes can show up on your credit report.  This will have a harmful effect on your credit score.  There are steps that can be taken to remove taxes from your credit report.  
Read More Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Lansing School District Kindergarteners Get an Early Start on Saving For College

 Right:  Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero handing out piggy banks to help kick start savings for post secondary 

Courtesy photo 
Read More Monday, July 13, 2015
Excuse me, are you listening? 14-13


Dear Readers,

I am so happy to actually see some sunshine in Michigan.  The flowers are blooming and the vegetable plants are growing as well.  I figure the vegetables will have to grow until October because it did not get warm until the beginning of June. 

Read More Monday, July 13, 2015
VIRTUAL TOURIST: 5 Superb Subterranean Spots

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Photo by keeweechic
Looking for an awesome underground adventure? Check out these  spots compiled by members of travel website 
Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
Jill on Money: Housing could sizzle this summer


By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
   “The housing market is coming back and it looks like it will be with a vengeance,” economist Joel Naroff commented after a report showed that building permits, an indicator of future activity, soared to the highest pace in nearly eight years.
Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
The Kid's Doctor: Dog flu no threat to humans

  The majority of dogs who contract flu suffer mild symptoms and need only supportive care, including extra fluids and rest. Photo by fotolia 

Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
Interpersonal Edge: Grieve your ‘ideal’ life to thrive in the real world


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
  Q: I’m in my late 40s and my career (and life) are nothing like what I was hoping for. I spend a fair amount of time feeling like I got the short end of the stick. I know focusing on all my disappointments won’t help me succeed, but I can’t see an alternative. How do you advise clients when their work life falls far short of their imagined ideal?
Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
TAX SOLUTIONS: Collection Statue End Date


By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.
Owing back taxes is a heavy burden.  Especially if there is a limited ability to pay the taxes owed.  If you are in this situation, it is good to know the Collection Statute End Date.  There is a set period of time the IRS and the State of Michigan have to collect back taxes. 
Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
Movie: Insidious Chapter 3' Offers More Jolts and Jeers


Studio:     Focus (97 min.)
Plot:     A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family
Cast:     Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell
Rating:     PG-13
Bottom Line:     ***
Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
10 Interview Tips to Help You Get the Job

The interview process can be daunting.  Get some tips to make the process easier.

Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
“Comfort Food for the Mind, Body and Soul”: BACON AND CHEDDAR PUFFS

 Try these easy to make treats for a party with friends!

Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
BMRW Promotions goes Pink on July 31st The all-female International band “Jazz in Pink “headlines An Evening of Smooth Jazz in Holt

Lansing area fans have something to be excited about because the ladies of Jazz in Pink are set to headline the annual community summer music series An Evening of Smooth Jazz in Holt, MI on Friday, July 31st BMRW Promotions announced Friday.

The event takes place at Holt High School’s Margaret Livensparger Theater, 5885 W. Holt Road, Holt, MI 48842.  The show starts at 7:30 pm and doors will open @ 7pm.  Tickets are $25 and are on sale now. 
Read More Monday, July 06, 2015
News Spotlight - Homicide on Sunday - Update


On July 5, 2015 at 6:12 p.m. City of Lansing Police Officers responded to an apartment building on the 200 block of W. Jolly Rd on report of an unresponsive female. Kenneth Dale Clark has been arrested in connection with the crime. 

Read More Monday, July 06, 2015
Interpersonal Edge: Would cosmetic surgery provide a career edge?


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
 Q: I'm a woman in my early 60s, and I've started noticing people in my workplace acting like I'm invisible. I've considered cosmetic surgery, but have conflicting feelings about being vain. Has any research been done on how cosmetic surgery affects people's careers?
Read More Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Elite Fitness: Get in Shape for the Summer

 Angie Morris, Charese Horn and Heather Peak are preparing for a workout at Elite Fitness.  They say that getting back on track is easy with the right motivation. 

 The stage is being set for a heart pumping, high intensity Monday night cardio kickboxing class. Cardio workouts assist in revitalizing your current exercise program
Photos  by Toy Branklin


Read More Monday, June 29, 2015
KEEP IT LOCAL: Celebrate Michigan's dairy products

  In Michigan, approximately 1,900 dairy farm families work to provide safe, high-quality milk and dairy products for us to enjoy.

Pictured in Scott and Ali Ferry of Ferry Farms near Litchfield, MI.   

July is National Ice Cream Month!
Read More Sunday, June 28, 2015
TAX SOLUTIONS: Get Your Refund


By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.
On March 11, 2015, the IRS announced they were holding on to more than $1 Billion of refunds for people who have not filed a 2011 tax return.  If they did not file a 2011 tax return by April 15, 2015, then those people lost their tax refund.  There is a statute of limitations for claiming a refund.  If you are in this situation, there are forms you can file to get your refund prior to the statute expiring.
Read More Sunday, June 28, 2015
The 6 Worst Responses During a Job Interview

  By Cheryl Danyelle Griffin

TNCP Community Writer
You have surpassed most by getting an interview for the position of your dreams.  You have read the self help books about how to dress and how to behave during the actual interview.  You will be sure to dispose of your chewing gum and have good eye contact.  The practice that you have been doing for the past two weeks will surely pay off if you remember 6 things not to say in a job interview:
Read More Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Kid's Doctor: New study finds striking link between infant weight gain and childhood obesity

 Juices may add unnecessary calories to your baby's diet. 

Photo by fotolia 
Read More Sunday, June 28, 2015
“Comfort Food for the Mind, Body and Soul”: TASTY MINI CRAB ROLLS

 Try these easy to make treats for a party with friends!

Read More Sunday, June 28, 2015

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