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Looking to take your financial knowledge to the next level? Whether you are looking to save taxes or improve your business, Ask Ralph will bring you new information each week designed to make the complex simple and give you real-world advice.

Looking to take your financial knowledge to the next level? Whether you are looking to save taxes or improve your business, Ask Ralph will bring you new information each week designed to make the complex simple and give you real-world advice.
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United States

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Looking to take your financial knowledge to the next level? Whether you are looking to save taxes or improve your business, Ask Ralph will bring you new information each week designed to make the complex simple and give you real-world advice.

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English

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302-518-6116


Episodes

Tales of the 1099

3/19/2019
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With the onset of the tax season comes the annual onslaught of the various types of Form 1099. Among others, you have Form 1099-INT for interest income, 1099-DIV for dividend income, 1099-B for sales of securities and the dreaded 1099-MISC, which reports such income as rents received or nonemployee compensation. On today's show, Ralph talks 1099s forms with insight into deadlines, requirements, thresholds and other fun-filing facts! Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us...

Duration:00:09:23

How Scammers Steal Your Money

3/14/2019
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Cybercrime has been a lucrative business for swindlers since the early days of the internet. Despite the advancements in security, hackers and criminals will always be one-step ahead of us. That is why it is important for us to become knowledgeable on the common ways that scammers use to steal your hard-earned money so that we can thwart any threats before they become a problem. On today's show, Ralph discusses how scammers and grifters con you out of your money in today's new technology...

Duration:00:09:22

3 Reasons to Hire a Tax Professional this Year

3/12/2019
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Sleepless nights, panic attacks and pounding headaches are feelings that are far too familiar for taxpayers during the spring. But how do you know if you really need the help of a professional tax preparer? On today's show, Ralph discusses reasons why you may need to recruit a tax preparer this year. Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit...

Duration:00:09:23

IRS Audit Red Flags for TY18

3/7/2019
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While the overall risk of being audited is generally low, new changes resulting from the enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) could impact your susceptibility of being audited this tax season. On today's show, Ralph discusses some of the most impactful red flags to be aware of this tax year 2018 filing season. Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia)...

Duration:00:09:23

Why File Early?

3/5/2019
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Whether you do them yourself or pay someone else to do them for you, preparing your income taxes is probably not one of your favorite chores. Knowing you have a refund coming can make the whole process somewhat easier, but gathering your paperwork and ensuring the forms are completed correctly can still be both time-consuming and stressful. On today's show, Ralph discusses the reasons for why it is best to file early when filing your tax returns. Submit your questions or ideas for future...

Duration:00:09:23

Interview with Stefan "The Freak" Talabisco

3/2/2019
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A special bonus for our listeners is the full interview with Stefan "The Freak" Talabisco to talk with Ralph about his life as a veteran and up and coming professional boxer. With goals of boxing in venues far and wide, he reminisces about his start, what he loves most and his upcoming event, Saturday March 30, 2019, for the Night of Live Boxing! at the Hockessin Pal Center. For more information, check out his Facebook (@frankiepaul) or purchase tickets by calling 609-868-4243. For more...

Duration:00:17:29

Tax Changes for Military Members

2/28/2019
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Recent changes in tax law mean that many in uniform could see big returns when they file their 2018 taxes. On today's show, Ralph discusses how many services members and their families are likely to see substantial reductions in their overall federal taxes for 2018. Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more...

Duration:00:09:23

Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax

2/27/2019
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Is a tax on the net worth of the ultrarich a good idea? Under Senator Warren’s plan, the tax rate on wealth would be two per cent, but it would only apply to American households worth at least fifty million dollars. On today's show, Ralph discusses his thoughts on this presidential contender's plan to tax the rich. Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter...

Duration:00:09:23

Small Business Retirement Plans

2/21/2019
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What is the best retirement plan for a self-employed person? Which is the best retirement plan for a small business owner? More importantly, which is the right retirement plan for you – as a business owner? On today's show, Ralph discusses how to find the best retirement plan for you and your small business. Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or...

Duration:00:09:23

Tax Tips for Grads

2/19/2019
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The first few years after college graduation are full of milestones. In addition to getting your degree, starting your career, moving out from your parents home and starting your new life, you will eventually need to file your taxes. On today's show Ralph discusses what graduates should take special note of when preparing their returns this year and going forward. Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com. Like us...

Duration:00:09:23

Tax Refund Hype

2/16/2019
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A special bonus for our listeners is a special segment from Ralph discussing all of the hype surrounding tax refunds during this 2018 tax season as aired originally on our radio broadcast from Saturday February 16, 2019at 8:00AM on WILM 1450 (https://wilm.iheart.com/) in Wilmington, WDOV 1410 (https://wdov.iheart.com/) in Dover and live on iHeart Radio. For more content, subscribe to our podcast on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen! You can also like us on Facebook, follow us on...

Duration:00:09:23

Paying off Your Mortgage Early

2/14/2019
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Paying off your mortgage before the loan is up might feel light years away, but it is doable if you plan your finances right. If you pay off your mortgage early, you could save a lot of money on interest. On today's show Ralph discusses how to and why paying off your mortgage early might be right for you! Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or...

Duration:00:09:23

Improve Your Finances In 2019

2/12/2019
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Whether you plan to make some New Year’s resolutions or not, there’s no better time than the beginning of the year to review your finances. On today's show, Ralph talks finances and how to get better at them in the new year! Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information. To schedule a consultation with...

Duration:00:09:23

How to Establish Credit in 5 Easy Steps

2/7/2019
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Trying to get your first credit card can be as frustrating as trying to land your first job. Employers want experience, but you can’t get experience unless someone hires you. Similarly, a credit card is the quickest way to build a good credit history, but without a good credit history it’s hard to get a credit card. On today's show, Ralph discusses how to establish credit when you have little or none at all. Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or...

Duration:00:09:23

2019 Financial Checklist

2/5/2019
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On today’s show Ralph outlines what you need to do and know to give yourself a financial check up this new year! Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information. To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to...

Duration:00:09:23

IRS Social Media to Catch Tax Cheats

1/31/2019
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According to IRS estimates, American business underpay their taxes by $125 billion each year and as a result of this evasion the government can be out for almost $400 billion annually. Tax evaders, as a result, are a hot ticket item for the IRS and the agency is constantly looking for ways to catch tax cheats. On today's show, Ralph discusses ways the IRS is looking to use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in its ongoing quest to catch tax cheats. Submit your...

Duration:00:09:22

Simple Strategies to Maxing out your 401K

1/29/2019
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Millions of Americans contribute to employer-sponsored retirement plan each year without any real strategy and at the end of the day, when retirement rolls around, having a strategy could make a real difference. On today's show, Ralph discusses strategies for maxing out your 401(k) so that when you retire, you will be ready! Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter...

Duration:00:09:23

New Years Resolutions for Business Success

1/24/2019
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New Year, new you as the saying goes and for many small businesses, the new year means new resolutions. This mean means putting changes into place that continue throughout the next 12 months, not just for a few weeks in January. On today's show Ralph takes a look a some important resolutions for business to ensure success! Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter...

Duration:00:09:23

Top Overlooked Tax Deductions (Part 3)

1/22/2019
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Yes, tax reform eliminated or drew back a lot of popular write-offs. It is also true that many more people will now take the standard deduction instead of itemizing. But there are still plenty of hidden tax-saving opportunities to be found. On today's show, Ralph completes his discussion on the top overlooked tax deductions for filers with a talk on refinancing mortgage points, state taxes and other income types like jury pay for recording on filings. Submit your questions or ideas for...

Duration:00:09:23

Top Overlooked Tax Deductions (Part 2)

1/17/2019
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Yes, tax reform eliminated or drew back a lot of popular write-offs. It is also true that many more people will now take the standard deduction instead of itemizing. But there are still plenty of hidden tax-saving opportunities to be found. On today's show, Ralph continues his discussion on the top overlooked tax deductions for filers with a talk on moving expenses, child and dependent care and the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit). Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at...

Duration:00:09:23