Founding Partner Royce A. Stutzman Retires

By Abigail Stokes Palsma “Enjoy what you’re doing. Have fun. If you’re not enjoying it, it’s not going to work for anyone. Do a lot more listening than talking. Learn and keep learning.” After 54 years with Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman, Royce A. Stutzman, CPA/ABV, CVA, retires leaving these words of advice for those who […]

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Managing Partner/CEO Linda Saddlemire Featured in CalCPA Inland Empire Chapter Bulletin Article

Linda Saddlemire, Managing Partner and CEO of Vicenti, was featured in the December 2015 issue of the CalCPA Inland Empire Chapter Bulletin. The article, “Leadership Matters,” discusses corporate social responsibility in the CPA profession and Saddlemire’s recently completed doctoral dissertation research exploring community engagement strategies used by U.S. small- and medium-sized public accounting firms. Read […]

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Restructuring Education Debt

With interest rates down for several years, many homeowners have refinanced their home mortgages. Why keep paying, say, 6% on your old home loan when you can save money by replacing it with a new loan charging less than 4%? Does that same reasoning apply to student loans? Can you take advantage of today’s low […]

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What You Should Know About Student Loans

Recently, concerns about student loans have been in the headlines. In 2015, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York put total student loan debt at $1.16 trillion, greater than outstanding auto loans or credit card balances. Publications such as the New York Times have published articles about “A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of […]

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Facing College Costs

How much does it cost to send a child to college now? For the 2014–2015 academic year, the College Board puts the average cost of tuition, fees and room and board at private nonprofit four-year schools at over $42,000. The College Board estimates other expenses (including books, supplies and transportation) at $4,000–$5,000. Thus, sending your […]

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Why You Need a Will

You may think that your estate plan should include a will in order to handle the disposition of your assets. That’s true: If you die “intestate,” meaning without a will, some or all of your assets probably will be distributed according to state law. In reality, though, having a will may have less of an […]

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SIMPLE 401(k) Plans May Appeal to Employees

Many workers value employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plans. Consequently, offering a 401(k) may help a small company attract and retain high-quality employees. Offering a standard 401(k) plan can involve considerable administrative time and expense, but business owners with fewer than 100 employees may find a practical solution in a SIMPLE 401(k). SIMPLE 401(k) plans are very […]

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How to Catch a Thief

By Ernie Cooper, CPA/CFF, CFE, Former FBI Agent Fraud continues to be a prevalent issue within all types of business organizations today. This includes not only commercial businesses, but also government agencies, school districts, not-for-profits and other organizations where funds are collected and disbursed. Simple as that! This “fraud cost” can amount to thousands of […]

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