Articles for December, 2021
Tax and Financial News
Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Individuals and Businesses
December, 2021
Here we are again, nearing the end of another year. While the tax deadline for 2021 isn’t until April 2022, now is the time to plan and make some strategic moves to optimize your tax situation. Below we’ll look at some...
Potential New Tax on Stock Buybacks and What it Could Mean for the Financial Markets
November, 2021
President Biden’s latest spending bill could result in a new tax on corporate stock buybacks. In its most recent incarnation, the Senate version of the plan includes a 2 percent excise tax on stock buybacks. Still...
General Business News
How Businesses Can Recognize and Combat Employee Burnout
December, 2021
According to the job site Indeed, COVID-19 has taken a toll on workers even more in 2021, compared to 2020. The survey conducted by Indeed found that 52 percent of those surveyed felt “burned out” in...
How to Develop Company Travel Policies Post-COVID
November, 2021
According to a recent U.S. Travel Association forecast, only about one-third of companies are requiring their employees to travel. With business travel still at a low, how can companies develop a travel policy that reduces the risk of COVID-19?...
Stock Market News
Fed Chair Nomination in 2022: How Will it Impact Markets?
December, 2021
As the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System points out, Jerome Powell was appointed to a four-year term on Feb. 5, 2018. With the Fed Chair's term expiring in February 2022, there has been much uncertainty...
Will the Natural Gas Squeeze Derail the Recovery?
November, 2021
Energy is expected to increase in price as 2021 closes and 2022 begins, according to the Oct. 13, 2021 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)....
Financial Planning
Venture Capitalism and 'Unicorns'
December, 2021
Venture capitalism comes from an investor who offers money to start-up companies in exchange for an equity stake – much like you see on the ABC television show, Shark Tank. As a general rule, a venture capitalist (VC)...
Flood Insurance: Insuring Your Home
November, 2021
Did you know that homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover flood damage? Because of this, homes located in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) are required by lenders to purchase...
What's New in Technology
Considerations When Automating Accounts Payables
December, 2021
Accounts payables (AP) is a process in the financial department that can be inconsistent and burdensome. However, today’s workforce has driven AP transformation – especially with remote working. Some...
Why you should automate your accounts payables
November, 2021
Accounts payable (AP) is a crucial function to any business, as errors in the process put a company in problems. Although many businesses still use manual methods as they find the system to work fine, it requires a lot of...
Tip of the Month
5 Affordable Ways to Share the Holiday Spirit
December, 2021
The holidays are a season of giving. While much of this involves financial expenditures, you can also give in ways that are more affordable and may hold more meaning. Here are some suggestions...
10 Ways to Pay Off Student Debt Faster
November, 2021
If the thought of paying off your student loan causes a bit of anxiety, worry no more. Here are some ways to pay it off faster. Check them out...
Congress at Work
Congress at Work: Infrastructure Spending, Hiring Veteran Health Heroes and Initiatives for Education, Childcare and Immigration
December, 2021
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act(HR 3684) – This legislation authorizes funding for federal highway, transit, safety, motor carrier, hazardous materials and rail programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT). The bill...
Increasing the Debt Limit, Extending Government Funding, and Protecting Vets, Veteran Moms and the Capitol Police
November, 2021
Increase of Public Debt Limit(S 1301) – This bill was enacted on Oct. 14 in order to increase the public debt limit. The debt was increased by $480 billion, the amount projected by the...