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Self-Employed Business Owners: What’s the Right Retirement Plan for You?

If you own a successful small business with no employees, you might be ready to set up a retirement plan. Or you might want to upgrade from a more-basic SIMPLE IRA or Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan. Here are two options – solo 401(k)s and defined benefit pension plans – to consider if you have healthy

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New Face at H/D

Emily Christenson has joined our Administrative Team here at H/D! With one month under her belt, she has already proven to be a huge asset to our team. Welcome, Emily!

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Volunteering: Food Bank for the Heartland

A group of our employees took an afternoon in July off to volunteer at Food Bank for the Heartland. We helped package up over 200 boxes of sausage patties that will be distributed throughout Nebraska and some parts of Iowa. It was a privilege to be a part of something that will help feed people

Tax Planning 
Hiring Family Members Can Pay Off for Everyone

One of the advantages of owning and operating your own business is the ability to hire family members to fill open positions. This can be a significant perk in today’s tight labor market. Bringing on family members can have tax benefits for all involved, too, and offers an opportunity to start a retirement savings account for

Tax 
What you Need to Know About Taxes and Gig Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an expansion of the so-called “gig economy,” also known as the sharing or access economy. According to the Pew Research Center, 16% of U.S. workers have ever earned money through an online gig program, such as Uber, DoorDash, or Instacart. The opportunity to be your own boss or simply to make

Retirement Planning 
Self-Employed Business Owners: What’s the Right Retirement Plan for You?

If you own a successful small business with no employees, you might be ready to set up a retirement plan. Or you might want to upgrade from a more-basic SIMPLE IRA or Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan. Here are two options – solo 401(k)s and defined benefit pension plans – to consider if you have healthy

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College World Series

The College World Series is always an exciting (and very warm) time in Omaha, Nebraska. This year, our firm had a delightful tailgate downtown by the baseball field. Our employees brought their families and friends and we all gathered for drinks, food, games, and, of course, baseball. It is safe to say everyone thoroughly enjoyed

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Sand Volleyball!

Summertime at H/D means sand volleyball is back! Our team plays every Thursday night at The Mark, and we have a blast! Sand volleyball is such a great way for our employees to have some out-of-the-office fun together. Now here’s to hoping our winning streak can stay alive! Go team!

Real Estate 
Should You Put Your Vacation Home into an LLC?

If you’re lucky enough to own a vacation home, you might wonder about the optimal ownership structure for the property. For rental real estate properties and real estate held for investment, such as raw land, good choices are single-member and multi-member limited liability companies (LLCs). But the LLC option isn’t always right for vacation homeowners. Here’s

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Good News: IRS Boosts Standard Mileage Rates for Second Half of 2022

The IRS recently announced it will be increasing the standard mileage rate for qualified business drivers for the second half of 2022. The adjustment reflects rising costs at the gas pumps this year. It’s accompanied by a hike in the standard mileage rate for medical expenses for all taxpayers and moving expenses for active-duty military