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Articles for January 2017
Tax and Financial News
Reconsidering C Corporations
January 2017
Once considered a last resort for entity choice, C corporations deserve reconsideration, especially surrounding the dreaded double taxation issue...
Tax Planning Guide for 2017
December 2016
This 2017 personal tax planning guide aims to provide you with information and planning tips to assist you in understanding and making the most of the laws affecting your tax...
Can You “Trump” the IRS Under the President-Elect’s Proposed Tax Plan?
December 2016
President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda places tax changes as a high priority item. Some of the proposed changes are a radical departure from where the tax code stands now and will significantly impact both...
General Business News
Business Leases: Essential Elements to Have (and Avoid)
January 2017
Whether for a first-time commercial lease or if it's time to move to a bigger and better building with a new business lease, understanding all of the elements in the contract can avoid a lot of potential problems down the...
How to Recognize Employee Burnout and Steps to Avoid It
December 2016
At one point or another in a workers' career, burnout can likely become an obstacle. For some it can lead to their dismissal; for others it might serve as a pivot point to renew their careers. Whether an employee...
Stock Market News
Stock Market: Whither Goes the Bull Market?
January 2017
Despite much anxious hand-wringing, the bull market survived the Presidential Election results with only a couple of wobbles before finding its way back to firmer footing. Analysts have counted out this aging...
Stock Market: Trump's Election Creates Ups and Downs
December 2016
Long before Donald Trump's election victory, individual investors were already concerned about market uncertainties, Europe and the global economy. Prior to Trump's surprise election, stocks declined...
Financial Planning
Which Type of Bond Is Safest?
January 2017
A bond is a loan an investor makes to an organization in exchange for regular interest payments over a specific period of time. At the end of that period, known as its maturity date, the loan is repaid in...
Why the Social Security COLA Adjustment Doesn't Work
December 2016
In October of 2016, the Social Security Administration released the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) update for Social Security benefits for 2017 the upcoming year. The average monthly increase next year in 2017 for retirees...
What's New in Technology
Tech-Fueled Marketing Trends for 2017
January 2017
Technology experts anticipate that certain strong trends that debuted in 2016 will gain further momentum in the New Year. Here are some of the tactics and strategies that marketers expect to see...
Technology: Cool Tech Gifts for the Holidays
December 2016
’Tis the Season to be racking your brain thinking of gift ideas for family, friends and colleagues. Technology gifts can fit the bill for all ages and for all pocketbooks,...
Tip of the Month
Tip: New Provision Restores Health Plan Options to Small Business Owners
January 2017
Small business owners struggling to find health plans for their staff and facing limited affordable options will welcome new provisions that again allow them access to health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs)...
Tip: Core Issues for Success in 2017
December 2016
The ability to embrace and to adapt to change quickly and effectively is perhaps the most important issue for business owners today. Technology, politics, demographic changes and global issues continue to create...
Congress at Work
Congress at Work: Taking Small Steps to Reduce Lawsuits, Government Waste, Travel Hassles and Unfair Taxes
January 2017
American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (S. 3084) - This bill was passed by Congress on Dec. 16 and went to the President for signature. Introduced in June 2016 by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Cory Gardner (R-CO),...
Congress at Work: Doing Right by Veterans, Citizen Trailblazing and Election Parity
December 2016
Gold Star Families Voices Act (H.R. 4511) – Introduced in February by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), this bill amends the Veterans’ Oral History Project Act to include biographical history...
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