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US Congressman Ralph Norman on Business & Policy

Ralph Norman is the Republican representative from South Carolina's 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House. Norman won the general election on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the primary on June 12, 2018.


Payroll Services and Software for Small Businesses

Managing payroll for your small business has its own unique challenges. The leaning tower of paperwork plus the time your commit each month is enough to overwhelm any business owner balancing a hundred of other responsibilities. Processing payroll requires dedication, planning, and the proper tools to get the job done right. Join Charles, Amber and Certified Payroll Professional Randy to discover the best payroll practices for your small business. As a small business owner, your time and...


Trucking Shortage, Driver Pay, and Form 2290 Update

This episode is dedicated to a very important, yet highly overlooked industry: Trucking. There is a major driver shortage facing the trucking industry and with the upcoming ELD mandate a lot of truckers, including the road veterans who love their job may quit. If the driver shortage grows at an even more rapid rate the nation could face an economic disaster because truckers are the backbone of our economy. Also, The IRS is now accepting your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax or IRS Form 2290 returns!...


Tommy Pope - SC Legislative Update

Tommy Pope, Speaker Pro Tempore of the South Carolina House of Representatives, stops by to talk about what he has been up to lately. Tommy has had an accomplished career as an attorney & legislator. Charles & Stefanie chatted with Tommy about SC issues, politics, and his plans for the future.


Preparing Your Workforce for Violent Incidents w RHPD Sgt. Michael Johnson

Whether you work at a business, manage it, or own it, you all have the same goal--- you don't want anyone to get hurt on the job. And there's something each of us can do to make sure we all go home as a whole as when we started the day. Rock Hill Police Department Sergeant Michael Johnson shares that one step at a time, we can make our workplaces better places to work.


ACA with Dr. Michael Matthews

Despite the continuous efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, your business is still required by law to report and file required information returns, Form 1095-C or 1094-C. While the individual mandate is gone, the law’s expansion of Medicaid benefits for the poor and others continue to cover millions of Americans. This week Charles meets with Dr. Michael Matthews, Ph.D., Health Services Administration, and Jarissel Morillo, the Client Relations Manager of ACAwise, to...


Mayor John Gettys talks with Agie Sundaram about New Initiatives for Economic Growth

This week the TaxBandits team sat down with the newly elected Mayor of Rock Hill, SC John Gettys. During this episode they touch on the topic of community, leadership, diversity, as well as planned actions for economic growth. Join as Mayor Gettys and TaxBandits CEO & Founder, Agie Sundaram, discuss the importance of small businesses within the local economy and how to create a soft landing for future growth.


Fire Safety and Prevention with Deputy Chief Administrator, Chief Scott Long and Fire Marshall, Battalion Chief Otis Driggers

Want to learn some fire safety and prevention tips? Meet Deputy Chief Administrator, Chief Scott Long and Fire Marshall, Battalion Chief Otis Driggers as they educate us on how to stay safe in our homes.


Insurance Tips for Your Everyday Life with Sandy Newton

Sandy Newton of Insurance Brokers Exchange in Rock Hill, SC has spent a lifetime in insurance, and he has a lot to share. Join Charles & Casey as we get a crash course in All Things Insurance.


Investment Advice with Adam Ackerman

Investing is a tool for building wealth, but it is not only for the wealthy. Anyone can get started on an investing program, and various vehicles make it easy, to begin with, small amounts and add to a portfolio periodically. Here are some tips for the investor with Adam Ackerman.


Proper Etiquette for All Occasions

There are more bad manners and social faux pas than ever, so it's easy to be confused about what's socially acceptable. Many of the correct behaviors people once considered common sense have gotten lost in the swirling wind of bad advice, outdated manners rules, and social media that makes it too easy to slip up and be rude. Join Amber, Demetri, and Charles as we talk about proper etiquette in the Modern World.


Understanding How Income Taxes Work with Jason Ackerman

This week, we are joined by our good friend and CPA Jason Ackerman. We explain how taxes work, and a few common mistakes & clear up a few common misunderstandings. Jason spends most of his time as a CPA at BNA CPA in Rock Hill, SC. At other times he can be found running marathons around the world, or podcasting & food-blogging at For help making your tax experience less taxing, try


Common Misconceptions About Real Estate with Jay Rinehart

Popular misconceptions about real estate make many people hesitant to get into the home-buying or -selling game. If you’re considering buying or selling a home, don’t let the following conventional wisdom stop you. President/CEO at Rinehart Realty, Jay Rinehart debunks the number of misconceptions that circulate about how real estate actually works.


Thanksgiving Traditions Past and Present

This week, Charles, Amber, & Raven take a look at the history of Thanksgiving and some of the traditions that have been adopted along the way.


How to Plan Your Wedding When You Work Full Time

Planning an upcoming wedding can seem like an overwhelming task, especially if you’re doing it without the help of a seasoned professional and have to balance the pressures of work on top of it. The flowers, the catering, and the guest list combined with reports, research, and meetings can cause even a blushing bride to turn pale at the pressure.


Real World Skills College Doesn't Teach You

You’ve completed all the required coursework, amassed a crazy amount of knowledge, and earned a pristine new diploma, but did those new letters behind your name really prepare you to enter the real world? Unfortunately, the typical university doesn’t offer courses in getting a promotion and navigating the office setting. Even if your college years did teach you how to juggle multiple projects, manage your time, and create a sweet Excel model —all workplace essentials—the real world is full...


Job Interviews: What to Do Before, During and After Your Interview

Here's a few things you should try to avoid during your next job interview, and some tips to make it a great one.


Cam's Comments, An NFL PR Stunt, & Columbus Day Cancelled for 'Indigenous Peoples' Day

In this episode we discuss Cam Newton's recent comments to a female reporter, his apology, and Vice President Pence's walk out of an NFL Game due to players kneeling during the national anthem. We also take a hard look at the "accomplishments" of Christopher Columbus and whether it should still be considered a national holiday.


Rebuilding Puerto Rico and Revisiting the Second Amendment Is Gun Control the Answer

Today we look at the situation in Puerto Rico, talk about "Giving Tuesday" and reflect of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas. Looking for ways to help our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico? Approved charities according to Guidestar: Center for Disaster Philanthropy, CDP Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund GlobalGiving, Puerto Rico and Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund Hispanics in Philanthropy, Hurricane Relief Fund for Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Florida The Miami Foundation, Hurricane Relief Efforts


The NFL 'Takes a Knee' What's Your Stance Price Gouging Natural Disasters

With efforts to derail or delay the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s long-in-process electronic logging device mandate having taken yet another hit with the defeat of the House appropriations bill amendment that would have delayed the Dec. 18 deadline, some truckers are determined to raise the profile around the issue on their own. The latest news and comments on natural disasters and extreme weather. High prices on essentials during disasters feel, instinctively, like a cruel...