Welcome to Laurette M. Dearden, CPA, CFP®, RICP®
Everyone has money issues. Let us help you with yours: Taxes, Saving, Spending, Investing.
We are dedicated to providing personalized individual and small business taxes and offer comprehensive financial planning services through Laurette Dearden's affiliation with HD Vest Investment Services SM. Our objective is to make your money work for you to pursue your financial dreams and goals whatever they may be. Starting with your tax return, we will implement a plan to pursue your financial goals and dreams to eliminate debt, take care of your family, retire in the style that you envision, send your children to college and leave a legacy to your heirs.
We specialize in physicians, dentists and other healthcare professionals but also service other small businesses. If you are considering purchasing a practice or starting your own, we can help! We also provide start up services to small businesses and ongoing tax planning, accounting and payroll support.
Taxes are not just an event in April. We will work with you throughout the year to ensure your financial health and help you make sound financial decisions that will minimize your tax liability on April 15th. Even if you move to another state, we are happy to continue working with you. Our clients are located in the Columbia, Laurel, Baltimore and DC area but we also have clients in over 25 states!
Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.
Gap Insurance for Leased Cars
If you’re thinking of leasing a new car, then you shouldn’t forget about gap insurance.
Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.
Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?