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Alicia Tuovila

Alicia Tuovila

Alicia Tuovila is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a master of science in accounting from University of Central Florida. She is currently licensed in the state of Tennessee.

Alicia has a background in public accounting and nonprofit accounting. Her vast accounting experience includes budget preparation, month- and year-end closing, financial-statement preparation and review, and financial analysis. Since 2019, she has written accounting, tax, and personal finance articles.

As of December 2022, Alicia also owns and operates a boutique fitness center with bungee fitness, aerial arts, dance, and yoga classes. She has enjoyed this journey into entrepreneurship, and it has given her a new perspective on the importance of accounting and compliance for small business owners.

Articles by Alicia Tuovila

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Best Tax-Preparation Software 2024

Are you wondering which tax software is right for you? We have reviewed and compared the top six. Here’s where each one excels.

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When Should You Pay Your Credit Card Bill?

Paying your credit card early may ease your mind as your billing due date arrives, but it may also improve your credit score.

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Best Balance Transfer Cards With 0% APR for 2024

One powerful tool for shaking off high-interest debt is a balance transfer credit card. You can save yourself quite literally thousands of dollars.

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Standard Deduction vs. Itemized Deductions: Which Is Better?

What’s the difference between the standard deduction and itemized deductions? Which one is better? Here’s a guide to help you decide which one is right for you.

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Itemized Deductions: Definition, Examples & When It’s The Right Option

What are itemized deductions? When should you itemize your deductions? Make an informed decision with this guide.

Roth vs Traditional IRA

Roth vs. Traditional IRA: Key Differences & How to Choose

Here are some key differences between a Roth IRA and a traditional IRA to help you choose the best investment account for your personal situation.

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Rolling Over 401(k): An Essential Guide

When you separate from a job where you have an existing 401(k), you have options. Here’s how to roll over your 401(k) and the tax implications of doing so.

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10 Tips to Cut Your Tax Bill

There are certain things you can do—at tax time and throughout the year—to maximize your tax benefits and minimize your taxes due. Here are our 10 top tips.

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What Is the Average Tax Refund?

Wondering if your tax refund is typical? What is a tax refund, anyway? Here is what you need to know about tax refunds and the average refund in 2023.

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How to Start a Business in 12 Steps

There is a lot to consider when you’re planning to start a business. This guide can help keep you on track so you can check off all those pre-opening boxes.

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Tax Prep Checklist: Documents to Gather Before Filing

You can save significant time at tax time by preparing now. Here are the documents you should gather in advance of filing your taxes.

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Is a Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) Right for Your Business?

A merchant cash advance (MCA) can provide you with access to funds quickly when your business is in need of cash, but be aware of the high APR on repayment.

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