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Looking to take your financial knowledge to the next level? Whether you are looking to save taxes or improve your business, Ask Ralph will bring you new information designed to make the complex simple and give you real-world advice.

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Looking to take your financial knowledge to the next level? Whether you are looking to save taxes or improve your business, Ask Ralph will bring you new information designed to make the complex simple and give you real-world advice.

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Hey Ralph!!

By The fastes runner sonic - Aug 24 2019
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Guess what I hate this podcast

Great

By Gage Estep - Nov 01 2017
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This was a great podcast and I hope the following stay just as good.

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7 Ratings
Average Ratings
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1

Hey Ralph!!

By The fastes runner sonic - Aug 24 2019
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Guess what I hate this podcast

Great

By Gage Estep - Nov 01 2017
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This was a great podcast and I hope the following stay just as good.
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Ask Ralph

Latest release on Apr 30, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 7 days ago

Rank #1: Inherited IRAs by a Non-Spouse

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On today's show, Ralph discusses the need to know elements of inherited IRAs by non-spouses which can create opportunities for its recipients and risks come tax time.

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information!

Oct 19 2018

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Rank #2: IRS Social Media to Catch Tax Cheats

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According to IRS estimates, American business underpay their taxes by $125 billion each year and as a result of this evasion the government can be out for almost $400 billion annually. Tax evaders, as a result, are a hot ticket item for the IRS and the agency is constantly looking for ways to catch tax cheats. On today's show, Ralph discusses ways the IRS is looking to use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in its ongoing quest to catch tax cheats. 

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information!

Jan 31 2019

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Rank #3: Simple Strategies to Maxing out your 401K

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Millions of Americans contribute to employer-sponsored retirement plan each year without any real strategy and at the end of the day, when retirement rolls around, having a strategy could make a real difference. On today's show, Ralph discusses strategies for maxing out your 401(k) so that when you retire, you will be ready!

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information!

Jan 29 2019

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Rank #4: Cancellation of Debt Triggers Income

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Owners, borrowers, and guarantors must consider tax implications when seeking debt relief, as many strategies may trigger cancelation of debt (commonly known as COD). On today's show, Ralph outlines what cancellation of debt means for your tax-time bottom line.

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information!

Oct 11 2018

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Rank #5: 2019 Financial Checklist

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On today’s show Ralph outlines what you need to do and know to give yourself a financial check up this new year!

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information!

Feb 06 2019

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Rank #6: Paying off Your Mortgage Early

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Paying off your mortgage before the loan is up might feel light years away, but it is doable if you plan your finances right. If you pay off your mortgage early, you could save a lot of money on interest. On today's show Ralph discusses how to and why paying off your mortgage early might be right for you!

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information!

Feb 14 2019

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Rank #7: Do You Need to File a Tax Return?

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You are required to file a federal income tax return if your income is above a certain level. That level varies quite a bit, depending on your filing status, your age and the kind of income you’re reporting. On today's show, Ralph outlines whether or not you need to file a tax return this 2019 tax season.

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information.

Apr 04 2019

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Rank #8: How to Establish Credit in 5 Easy Steps

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Trying to get your first credit card can be as frustrating as trying to land your first job. Employers want experience, but you can’t get experience unless someone hires you. Similarly, a credit card is the quickest way to build a good credit history, but without a good credit history it’s hard to get a credit card. On today's show, Ralph discusses how to establish credit when you have little or none at all.

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information!

Feb 07 2019

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Rank #9: The Great Refund Debate

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Are your personal finances a highly-organized, well-oiled machine? Or is there a lot of room for improvement? The answer to that question is more important than you might think, especially during tax time. Most people anxiously await a big check from Uncle Sam in April, but it turns out a giant tax refund might not be so great after all. On today's show, Ralph discusses the pros and cons towards getting a big refund at tax time!

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information.

Apr 11 2019

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Rank #10: Tips for Choosing a Tax Preparer

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More than 50% of taxpayers hire a professional to prepare their taxes. With that being said, hiring a profession doe not absolve you of your legal responsibility for what is on your tax return. Mistakes and their consequences are the responsibility of the individual, married couple, or business whose name appears at the top of the return. On today's show, Ralph reviews his tips for picking the best tax preparer this filing season!

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information.

Apr 10 2019

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Rank #11: Home Ownership Tax Myths

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Home ownership is a lifelong dream for millions, and one that comes with its own unique set of pleasures and challenges. But for all the true benefits of homeownership, there are an equal number of myths about what it is like to own and maintain property. On today's show, Ralph debunks some important home ownership myths you need to know!

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information.

Apr 03 2019

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Rank #12: Business Versus Hobby

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You have started a business and you aren't making a profit. You've heard that the IRS won't accept business deductions if it considered your business a "hobby", but what it the truth? On today's show, Ralph discusses how the IRS distinguishes between legitimate business and hobby activities, for the purpose of taxes and what that means for you.

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information.

Apr 02 2019

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Rank #13: Respond Don't React

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On today's show, Ralph talks about his experience with responding and not reacting during interactions and how we all can benefit from practice in taking a breath, thinking logically and responding appropriately.

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information.

Mar 27 2019

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Rank #14: VA Home Loans

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The share of service members using VA mortgage loans instead of conventional ones to purchase their first homes more than doubled from before the housing crisis hit to after the dust settled, according to a report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. On today's show, Ralph discusses exactly what a VA home loan is, how to use one and what benefits surround their use in home financing.

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information

Mar 21 2019

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Rank #15: How Scammers Steal Your Money

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Cybercrime has been a lucrative business for swindlers since the early days of the internet. Despite the advancements in security, hackers and criminals will always be one-step ahead of us. That is why it is important for us to become knowledgeable on the common ways that scammers use to steal your hard-earned money so that we can thwart any threats before they become a problem. On today's show, Ralph discusses how scammers and grifters con you out of your money in today's new technology age.

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information

Mar 15 2019

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Rank #16: 3 Reasons to Hire a Tax Professional this Year

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Sleepless nights, panic attacks and pounding headaches are feelings that are far too familiar for taxpayers during the spring. But how do you know if you really need the help of a professional tax preparer? On today's show, Ralph discusses reasons why you may need to recruit a tax preparer this year.

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information!

Mar 12 2019

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Rank #17: IRS Audit Red Flags for TY18

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While the overall risk of being audited is generally low, new changes resulting from the enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) could impact your susceptibility of being audited this tax season. On today's show, Ralph discusses some of the most impactful red flags to be aware of this tax year 2018 filing season.

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information!

Mar 07 2019

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Rank #18: Why File Early?

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Whether you do them yourself or pay someone else to do them for you, preparing your income taxes is probably not one of your favorite chores. Knowing you have a refund coming can make the whole process somewhat easier, but gathering your paperwork and ensuring the forms are completed correctly can still be both time-consuming and stressful. On today's show, Ralph discusses the reasons for why it is best to file early when filing your tax returns.

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information!

Mar 05 2019

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Rank #19: Tax Changes for Military Members

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Recent changes in tax law mean that many in uniform could see big returns when they file their 2018 taxes. On today's show, Ralph discusses how many services members and their families are likely to see substantial reductions in their overall federal taxes for 2018.

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information!

Feb 28 2019

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Rank #20: Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax

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Is a tax on the net worth of the ultrarich a good idea? Under Senator Warren’s plan, the tax rate on wealth would be two per cent, but it would only apply to American households worth at least fifty million dollars. On today's show, Ralph discusses his thoughts on this presidential contender's plan to tax the rich.

Submit your questions or ideas for future shows, tweet us at @askralphmedia or email us at askralph@askralphmedia.com.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@askralphmedia) or visit www.askralphmedia.com for more information.

To schedule a consultation with Ralph's team or to schedule your tax preparation appointment, contact him at 302-659-6560 or go to www.askralph.com for more information!

Feb 27 2019

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