Articles for October, 2021
Tax and Financial News
New Proposed Tax Laws
October, 2021
The House recently released a nearly 900-page proposed bill that would make major changes to current tax laws. The bill is intended in large part to help pay for both the Biden Administration’s budget and infrastructure stimulus bill....
Tax Breaks for Helping Relatives
September, 2021
It’s not uncommon for adult children or siblings to act as caregivers for family members or give them financial assistance for medical or long-term care needs. The problem is that...
General Business News
How Businesses Can Help Employees Improve their Skills
October, 2021
Based upon a recent McKinsey Global Survey, nearly 9 in 10 (87 percent) of management and above level respondents affirmed they are currently, or within the upcoming five years...
How and Why to Develop a Bring-Your-Own-Device Policy
September, 2021
With the internet available for essentially all employees and remote work becoming a part of more businesses’ operations, developing a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy is almost necessary...
Stock Market News
Does the Fed's Beige Book Forecast Negative Market Headwinds?
October , 2021
According to the Sept. 8, 2021, release of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, the U.S. economy is facing many headwinds....
Are Retail Reports a Sign of a Slowing Recovery?
September, 2021
As the U.S. Census Bureau reported on Aug. 17, retail sales fell by 1.1 percent during July compared to the revised June retail sales figures. This is in contrast to an increase of 20.6 percent between May and July...
Financial Planning
Strategies for Paying Off Student Loans
October, 2021
Today, 70 percent of college students graduate with an average of $30,000 in student loan debt. The average payment is nearly $400 a month and will take about 20 years to pay off. On an individual level, paying off high debt can...
What is a Net Zero Economy?
September, 2021
President Biden re-entered the United States in the Paris Agreement. This is an international treaty first signed in 2015 in which countries around the globe committed to mitigating climate change....
What's New in Technology
Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing Business Accounting Technology
October, 2021
Choosing to implement new technology for your accounting needs is a big step toward improving your business. Accounting technology helps streamline the accounting system, thereby offering various benefits. However...
Is Your Business Ready to Outsource Accounting?
September, 2021
Accurate and timely accounting is critical for any business’ survival. At the same time, it’s important for entrepreneurs to pour their energy into core business activities and not waste time on day-to-day...
Tip of the Month
7 Ways to Save for a Home Down Payment
October, 2021
So you want to save for a down payment for your dream house, but you aren’t sure how to get there. It might even feel overwhelming. But take heart, here are some tried and true methods that you can start today that will...
How to Catch Up on Your Retirement
September, 2021
If you’re 40 or 50 and aren’t where you’d like to be in terms of saving for retirement, don’t despair. You can remedy this situation. And since people are living well into their 80s and 90s, it’s never...
Guest Article of the Month
Why the IRS Should Love NFTs
October, 2021
Sales and trading of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are soaring recently. With the emergence of major marketplace platforms such as Opensea, NFTs...
Congress at Work
Enhancing Agency Budget Transparency, Opportunities to Study Science and Environmental Protections
October, 2021
Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2021 (S 272) – This bill mandates that federal agencies must make budget justification materials publicly available online. The Office of Management and...
Fiscal Year Funding Plus Legislative Support for Health Care Professionals and Physical Activity for All Americans
September, 2021
A bill to provide for the publication by the Secretary of Health and Human Services of physical activity recommendations for Americans (S 1301) – This bill authorizes the Secretary of Health...