Could the Tesla Powerwall Make a Night and Day Difference?

May 21st, 2015 by The Rodman Team

With expectations of streamlining their brand into the energy storage market, Elon Musk launched his first non-automotive product line several weeks ago by unveiling the Tesla Powerwall. Set to become the first mass-produced storage battery for the home, this first generation technology is already proving that it has a long road to travel before the […]

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Preventing Data Theft in QuickBooks

May 4th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

Be proactive about the security of your QuickBooks company file, and you’ll be less likely to encounter data theft. Thanks to the internet, privacy has been on the wane over the last few years. We assume that our addresses and phone numbers are public information, thanks to sites like Switchboard and We hope that […]

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Start Planning for 2015 Income Taxes Now: 5 Tips

April 22nd, 2015 by The Rodman Team

Even if your 2014 refund hasn’t hit the mailbox yet, it’s time to get a jump on your 2015 taxes. What does the phrase “tax planning” mean to you? Hurriedly giving charitable donations in December to try to knock down your total income tax obligation Setting aside time for tax preparation as soon as your […]

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Deciding How Much is Too Much of a Good Thing

April 15th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

Fueled by the federal Production Tax Credit and additional state incentives, the wind industry has boomed in the U.S., experiencing annual average growth rates in excess of 25%. Two states where wind has been a shining success are Texas and Oklahoma, both of which generate over 14% of their electricity requirements from wind turbines. It’s […]

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Using Purchase Orders in QuickBooks Online

April 6th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

QuickBooks Online Plus offers the ability to create purchase orders. But they require knowledge that may be foreign to you. If your business purchases products from vendors that you then sell, you may have occasion to use purchase orders. These forms simply tell your suppliers what items you want to buy from them. Not all […]

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What You Need to Know About Estimated Taxes

March 30th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

It’s not just self-employed individuals who are required by the IRS to pay estimated taxes. There are numerous advantages to being self-employed. The top benefit that most full-time, must-report-to-the-office employees most envy the most is your ability to establish your own work schedule. You don’t have the commuting expenses, nor the hassle. No endless meetings […]

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Is Green Becoming the New Gold Standard for Reliability?

March 24th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

The traditional argument for fossil fuels versus renewables for power generation used to be reliability. “What happens when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow?” However, as the electric grid continues to age, the new question becomes “What happens when the sun shines too bright and the wind blows too hard?” Severe weather […]

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Memorizing Transactions in QuickBooks: Why? How?

February 23rd, 2015 by The Rodman Team

QuickBooks saves time in countless ways, one of which is its ability to memorize transactions. Are you taking advantage of this feature? One of the reasons you started using accounting software, among many others, was to save time. And QuickBooks has complied. Once you create a record for a customer, vendor, item, etc., you rarely […]

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Capping Off Solar Jobs in Massachusetts

February 19th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

With solar related jobs growing 47% last year, Massachusetts moves into the #2 spot, right behind California, as the largest solar industry workforce. This is welcome news for the Commonwealth when employment and economic recovery on a national basis is still struggling. However, in 2015 net metering caps will hit limits as soon as March […]

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$1.4 Billion Still Available for Clean Renewable Energy Bonds

February 11th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) are a form of subsidized financing that allow for the issuance of tax-credit bonds to finance the costs of qualified renewable energy facilities.  A qualified renewable energy facility includes Wind, Biomass, Geothermal, Solar, Landfill Gas, Waste-to-Energy, and Hydro.    Recently, in Notice 2015-12, The Treasury announced that $1.4B were still […]

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