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Articles for March 2017
Tax and Financial News
Wait a Minute - My 1099 Doesn't Look Quite Right
March 2017
The rules around Form 1099s are long and can be complex. So what are you supposed to do if someone sends you're a 1099 that doesn't look quite right? Perhaps they made a mistake and put an extra zero on it, taking...
Top Tips to Prepare for Tax Season
February 1
It's here again, the most wonderful time of the year - tax season. Uncle Sam is the reason for the season, and the IRS is ready to give everyone a nice tax bill. Fortunately for you, we have the top tax tips - Maximize Retirement Plans...
General Business News
What Owners Should (and Should Not) Do When a Company is Acquired
March 2017
Tips for buying a business - For some, starting a business becomes a lifelong endeavor that gets passed down to the next generation. For others, creating a business is only a temporary venture with a...
Determining if an Advisory Board is Necessary (and How to Form One)
February 1
Advisory Board - Whether it's a newly formed company or an established one, getting an external perspective can be helpful to continued success, regardless of industry. What does an advisory board do and what are its primary...
Stock Market News
Push for Deregulation Puts Big Banks Against Consumers
March 2017
Two major issues that surfaced during February were the possibility of the Federal Reserve raising the benchmark interest rate "fairly soon," and the Trump Administration's promise to undo many of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms...
Romp or Rout? The Markets Under a Trump Presidency
February 1
The biggest question on Wall Street is whether the Trump Presidency will be good (or bad) for investors. The year started with confidence as the Dow Jones Industrial Average overtook the 20,000 mark, but many questions remain on how President Trump will...
Financial Planning
Life Insurance for Solving Middle-Age Financial Priorities
March 2017
Life Insurance - The older we get, the more financially complicated our lives become. It seems like one day we wake up and we have a mortgage, ongoing home repair and maintenance demands, a 401(k) plan...
Managing Risk in the New World
February 1
Managing Risk - What a difference just a few years, a few weeks, or even a few Tweets can make. Ever since the turn of the century we've experienced a rapid boom in technology, the real estate and banking collapse, one of the...
What's New in Technology
Oops! Recalling Emails
March 2017
Perhaps it's a glaring typo in a business email or a hastily written rebuke that you regret sending, but probably everyone wishes at times we could undo the send button. Depending upon which email program you use...
Major Trends at CES
February 1
Industry gurus and eager consumers often face a tough task separating breakthrough trends from over-hyped gimmicks amidst the clamor and marketing frenzy that characterizes the annual Consumer Electronics Show...
Tip of the Month
Looking Ahead to Tax Code Changes
March 2017
During his campaign, President Trump took aim at the Tax Code, saying he intended to simplify income tax laws. There is little doubt that a tax code overhaul is on the horizon, but what is less clear is exactly what the...
Tip: Use Podcasting as a Marketing Tool
February 1
Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular to help market products or services. Simply stated, a podcast consists of digital audio files posted on the Internet - files that can be downloaded by individual...
Congress at Work
Promoting Jobs for Government Contractors, Women, Vets and Making an Exception for the New Administrative Cabinet
March 2017
Tested Ability to Leverage Exceptional National Talent Act of 2017 (TALENT) (H.R. 39) - This is the last law that was signed by President Obama, just an hour before he left the White House to attend the inaugural proceedings...
Voluntary Abortions, Obamacare, United Nations, Conflicts of Interest, and Electoral College
February 1
A bill to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions (S. 184) - This bill was introduced by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) on Jan. 20 with no available text....
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