Articles for March, 2020
Tax and Financial News
Taxes and Tariffs: The U.S. Response to France's Digital Tax
March, 2020
Back in July of 2019, France passed what was dubbed a "digital tax" targeting the largest tech companies. Impacting approximately 30 big companies such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple,...
When Should You Switch Your Side Hustle to a Business Entity Structure?
February, 2020
Starting a side hustle today is easier than ever. Between the numerous websites that act as marketplaces and project jobs that can be found on the internet, almost anyone can turn a skill or hobby they have into something they...
General Business News
CARES Act - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
April 2020
On March 27, President Donald Trump signed into law a historic $2 trillion stimulus package designed to provide economic relief to individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic....
4 Common Liquidity Ratios in Accounting
March, 2020
One way a business can manage its books and viability in the near and long terms is to see how liquid its assets are. Businesses that have better cash positions are naturally geared toward sustaining...
Understanding Four Types of Depreciation
February, 2020
Depreciation is an accounting process where the cost of an asset is accounted for and expensed over its useful life. It shows how the value of the asset decreases over time. Assets that can be depreciated include...
Stock Market News
Coronavirus: Black Swan or Buying Opportunity?
March, 2020
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), the spread of the coronavirus will impact the world's economy. Whether it's a Reuter's poll from economic experts projecting growth in China...
How Will 20-Year Treasury Bonds Impact the Economy?
February, 2020
According to a Jan. 16 press release from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, within the first six months of 2020, the federal department will begin issuing a 20-year Treasury bond. This is the U.S....
Financial Planning
SECURE Act Seeks to Help Americans Save More for the Golden Years
March, 2020
At the end of 2019, Congress passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act as part of a year-end appropriations package. This bill is designed to address specific issues...
Safety vs. Probability: Planning For Retirement
February, 2020
As we progress through life, we find there are certain things we can control and others we cannot. However, even with the things we can’t control, we can exercise good judgement based on facts...
What's New in Technology
6506148 B2 Patent: Nervous System Manipulation - Is it Real or Just Paranoia?
March, 2020
Imagine someone manipulating how you feel. Of course, no one wants that. But how about being manipulated unknowingly? This is exactly what is happening to your nervous system every time you switch...
How Businesses Benefit from Big Data Analytics
February, 2020
Previously we looked at the key technology trends in accounting to watch out for in 2020. Among the trends are big data and data analytics, which can have a great impact on businesses...
Guest Writer of the Month
Why eSignatures Are Better Than Handwritten Signatures
February 2020
Signatures play an important role in authenticating a document or binding an individual by the provisions contained in a document. And sometimes, a handwritten signature can slow down the process....
Tip of the Month
7 Ways to Avoid Investment Fraud
March, 2020
These days, you can’t be too careful when it comes to investments. And if you’re older, you’re a prime target for fraudsters. That said, anyone of any age is vulnerable. Here are a few key...
6 Ways to Keep Safe When Using Mobile Banking
February, 2020
For the most part, smartphones are your lifeline to the world. You connect with friends and family, shop and update your status on social media. However, you also store all your personal information on them and, these days, use them to do your...
Congress at Work
Supporting Veteran Careers, Protecting the Food Supply, and Reducing Wasted Government Spending
March, 2020
Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act (S 153) – This bill encourages veterans to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in a variety of ways,...
Blocking Robocalls, Stepping Up Suicide Prevention for Vets, and Appropriating Funds for a New Space Force
February, 2020
Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (S 151) – Approximately 58.5 billion robocalls were made in the United States last year, a 22...