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Articles for May 2016
Tax and Financial News
Tax Scam Season is Back
May 2016
Cybercriminals are on the prowl, and phishing schemes are surging this year. Stolen information is increasingly being used to file fake tax returns...
Tax Tactics to Help With College Costs
April 2016
Now that we are in the midst of tax filing season, it is a great time for families and college students to re-familiarize themselves on the available tax benefits that...
General Business News
How to Reduce the Need for Exit Interviews
May 2016
Employees who quit are a fact of life for business owners and their managers. For the owners and managers of some businesses, exit interviews can provide insight into why employees leave for another...
Can Virtual Reality Be Used as a Marketing Tool?
April 2016
By 2020, the virtual reality market is estimated to be worth $30 million, according to Rutgers University Online Master in Business Administration program....
Stock Market News
Stock Market: All-Time High Eludes Dow Index
May 2016
Until earnings results in the last part of April revealed some disappointments, the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average looked ready to set new records. Mixed earning reports stalled the Dow's impressive...
Stock Market: Spring Forward
April 2016
March was a milestone month for the stock market. On March 9, the bull run celebrated its seventh birthday - one for the record books. Starting its first uptick at the end of the recession in 2009, this bull market...
Financial Planning
Investing in Big Ideas
May 2016
In the traditional sense of financial markets, they are cyclical. Sectors get hot, industries bank on trends, and companies ebb and flow on the whims of consumerism. But at the micro level, innovation always persists. Even during...
The Perks and Pitfalls of Managing Your 401(k)
April 2016
The second program is auto escalation, in which the employer automatically increases the amount each participant defers to the 401(k) on an annual basis. Both of the plans allow workers to opt out of the automatic...
What's New in Technology
Technology: 5 Ways to Safeguard Your Online Privacy
May 2016
There are no fast fixes that will guarantee your online security, but here is a simple checklist that can help keep your data and your identity secure...
Technology: Ransomware - Insidious and Growing Fast
April 2016
Imagine a major hospital crippled by a deliberate effort to block its access to patients' records. After the hospital pays online extortionists a hefty ransom, the cyber crooks will...
Tip of the Month
Tip: Warning Signs of Identity Theft and What To Do
May 2016
Identity theft remains one of the most pervasive crimes in the United States. As technology gets smarter, so do the scammers. Here are the most common warning signs...
Tip: Productivity Hacks for Procrastinators
April 2016
For procrastinators looking for ways to avoid the important tasks in front of them, we live in dangerous times. If avoidance and procrastination is a problem for you - and for most people it is to...
Congress at Work
Benefits for Retired Moms
May 2016
Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2016 (H.R. 1831) - This bipartisan bill, sponsored by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), was signed into law by the President...
Congress at Work: Reducing Disaster-Related Expenses, Pensions and Prison Sentences
April 2016
Directing Dollars to Disaster Relief Act of 2015 (S. 2109) - This legislation was sponsored by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). The bill directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a plan to...
Library Articles
5 Ways to Prepare to Buy a Home
8 Things that Could Trigger a Business Audit
Choosing the Right Corporation
Common-Sense Tactics for Getting the Best Deal on a New Car
Five Basic Financial Tips for Young Couples
How to Beat Credit Card Debt in 7 Simple Steps
How to Plan For a Long Life with Longevity Insurance
Making the Best Choice: Should You Rent or Buy Your Next Home?
Plan a Stress-Free Family Vacation
Planning Your Wedding: Important Early Steps
Property Taxes: How to Pay Only What You Owe On What You Own
Record Retention Guidelines
Six simple steps to starting your own business
Things to Know Before Applying for Social Security Benefits