Home Finance Guru
| Register

Ask 2 Experts
1. How To Host A Budget Friendly Adult Birthday Party
2. How To Live Large Without Breaking the Bank
3. Til Debt Do Us Part
4. Sweetie, Want to Run a Business Together?
5. Top 10 Power Couples of All Time
6. Q&A: Money Expert Jacquette M. Timmons
7. Take This Career and Shove It!
8. Budget Boot Camp
9. Recession-Proof Your Relationship!
10. World Changing Couples
Advertise With Us!
Q: Should we find an accountant or just do our own accounting?

Photograph of a man passed out atop a mess of financial documents. Diana says...
It depends. If you have a passion for numbers and know all the tax rules and how to file, go for it. But if you’re like most people I know, spending time on accounting isn’t high on your priority list. A good accountant can save you money and offset the cost of the fee they charge. Look for one the same way you would a financial advisor: Ask friends or colleagues for recommendations. Then comparison shop. I switched from a big-name, high-tower firm to a neighbourhood accountant and saved a lot in fees.

Diana Cawfield is an award-winning financial writer with more than 10 years experience. Send her your questions here.