Jan 31, 2014

Sky Watch: Gray Sky above the Weir

Taken about two weeks ago. This Ciliwung Katulampa weir (Bogor, West Java, Indonesia) only serves to regulate the flow of water and it’s not able to accommodate the overflow of water. That rainy afternoon, I saw the gray sky above.

Jan 30, 2014

Tax Consulting

Tax consultants or advisors are financial experts who have special training in tax law. They help individuals and businesses minimize taxation and understand tax-related strategies. Many people can benefit from their training and expertise. 

In the United States, tax consultants belong to a group of individuals called “tax professionals.” This generic term describes various professions such as accountants, Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), enrolled agents (EAs), financial planners, tax preparers and some attorneys. Tax consultants have a niche position in the finance profession. They focus solely on providing tax advice to increase profitability. 

One of the duties of a tax consultant is to stay current on new tax laws and tax law changes to ensure compliance by their clients. Most tax laws are confusing for the average person, and it can be hard to understand what they mean for a business. Tax consultants are knowledgeable about the laws, and they are aware of tax breaks or credits that can benefit their clients. 

Consultants are also skilled in accounting. They can review financial records for credits and deductions that were previously overlooked. Their broad tax and accounting experience allows them to recommend changes that can save money for their clients. 

With tax season in full swing, many people will file their annual tax returns in the coming months. While tax preparation is an obvious benefit, some companies hire tax consultants with expertise in specific areas. They may also rely on a consultant to handle the duties of a tax preparer and accountant, thus consolidating these roles into a single position.

It is important to hire a tax consultant who understands state and local tax laws as well as federal law. Michael J. Yuda is one example of a professional who offers tax consulting services in Hawaii. Like advisors in other states, those in Hawaii offer tax preparation services for state and federal income tax returns. They also prepare multi-state returns for clients who require this service, such as professional athletes and entertainment celebrities. 

In addition to tax preparation, United States tax consultants help clients with tax planning for a variety of situations including marriage, divorce, pay raises, stock transactions, partnerships, investments and home purchases and sales. They also provide tax representation when a client is audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or another taxing agency.

Dream Wedding Dress

It's one of the most exciting decisions you'll make, but it's also one of the most stressful. If princess sheaths confuse you and taffeta still sounds like something that belongs on the dessert table, here's a quick guide to making sense of the madness and choosing an excellent wedding gown.

Know Your Budget

Before you do anything else, figure out exactly how much you can spend on your dream dress. Set yourself two limits: One that fits within your regular price range, and then another slightly higher as your absolute maximum splurge limit.

Pick A Style

Classic or contemporary? Edgy or elegant? Even if you haven't made up your mind about specific fabrics and cuts, your search will go much easier if you have some idea of the style you'd like to wear down the aisle.

Match The Venue

Some dresses just aren't appropriate for church, so if you plan on a traditional ceremony, reconsider that sexy bridal gown with the plunging neckline. On the other hand, if you're thinking about exchanging your vows on a romantic beach, you can go ahead and eliminate anything with a long train.

Think About The Season
Lovely Flowing A-line Bridal Dress by Allure Women W321
There are entire ranges of wedding dresses designed for different seasons. Winter gowns, for example, tend to be made of thicker fabrics with heavier weights, while summer styles are lighter and more contemporary, usually cut above the knee. Learn more by clicking here and exploring your options.

Book Early

If you need a gown fitted, tailored or altered, make sure you give the shop plenty of notice. You're only one of the many brides clamoring for their seamstresses' attention, so it could be weeks or even months until they have an open spot available for you.

Know The Lingo

Do you know the difference between organdy and organza? How about a basque waist and an empire bodice? It's important that you're able to fully understand all the flowery descriptions the salesperson is throwing around; otherwise you may wind up committing to something you don't actually like. 

Plan Around Your Accessories

If you already know you'll be wearing a specific veil, there's no sense trying on dresses without it. You can't make any final decisions without seeing the entire ensemble together. The same goes for special jewelry, particular shoes or family heirloom pieces: Bring them all to the boutique so you'll have a full picture of what you'll look like on the big day.
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Jan 28, 2014

Things to Consider in Oral Health Care

Unfortunately, teeth can be quite difficult to take care of. Most people tend to know that something is wrong only when they experience pain. In the meantime, most continue to make mistakes in caring for their teeth. Here are a few of the most common mistakes in oral health care.

Many of us are using the wrong toothbrush. The size of the toothbrush head should be comfortable inside the mouth. In addition, the bristles should be medium. Soft bristles fail to remove plaque and hard bristles can damage the enamel.

Unfortunately, too many people are not brushing often enough. Two or three times a day is sufficient. Otherwise, too much plaque builds up.

Most people are not brushing their teeth long enough. A proper brushing session should last between two and three minutes. Dentists suggest that if you need some help brushing longer, you should multitask to avoid boredom that prompts many of us to hang up our brushes too early.

Too many people avoid brushing their tongues and gums. Unfortunately, this leads to inflammation. If you are brushing properly, you are scrubbing each of these sections.

Finally, you should be making appointments with a dentist on a regular basis. Candace Evans dentistry is one of the top professionals ready to help you maintain a healthy dental routine.


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