Jaana Leskinen is a native of Finland. Prior to immigrating to the US, she earned an associate degree in Economics and a BA degree in Public Administration in Finland. In the United States, she has earned an Associate Degree in Accounting and a BS in Technical Management with Concentration in Accounting. She has over twenty-five years experience in accounting and tax preparation and has been a Certified QuickBooks Online and Desktop Certified ProAdvisor® since 2009. Jaana specializes in working with outsourced accounting and payroll clients, individual income tax preparation and QuickBooks® support for the firm’s business clients. In her free time, she serves as auditor for the Atlanta Finland Society and loves to travel and do oil paintings.
Spend it? Save it? Invest it? Share it? Here are a few ideas for putting your tax refund to work for you:
Most professions have their own lingo, and accounting is no different. What is different is that you have a vested interest in understanding what your accountant tells you about your financial situation. So, here’s a quick primer on common accounting terms—some business-related, some general—to keep you in the know:
There has rarely been a winter when we so badly needed to see (and feel) spring. Depending on where you live, this could mean bluer skies, warmer temperatures, time outside and…gardening! For those who live in a climate where spring doesn’t always mean it’s warm enough to garden outdoors, consider creating an indoor planting box for flowers, veggies, herbs or all of the above.