Articles for January 2018
Tax and Financial News
Everyone's an Owner
January 2018
Some experts are predicting that the recent tax legislation will create a ton of new business creation and activity – just not the kind that lawmakers originally intended. These people are predicting...
The Final Tax Bill
December 2017
The much anticipated Republican tax bill is finalized, with President Trump expected to sign the legislation into law before Christmas. The final bill codifies significant changes to personal business tax laws, both in terms of tax structure...
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Tax Planning Season
December 2017
Now is the time to focus on year-end tax planning. Careful and strategic planning can help minimize your tax bill and maximize what you keep. Given the uncertainty and sweeping scope of proposed tax law changes...
General Business News
How to Build Trust with Customers Online
January 2018
When it comes to selling online, gaining users’ trust is a serious matter for businesses. Based on a July 2015 poll from the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Telecommunications and Information...
Is it the Right Time to Franchise a Business?
December 2017
Franchise a Business? - When a business owner wants to expand his business concept across a region or the country, franchising can be an attractive option. According to the International Trade Association's 2016 Franchising...
Stock Market News
Outlook for 2018
January 2018
Before considering what might be ahead in 2018, perhaps it’s worth looking back to acknowledge that 2017 was a banner year – both a great year for U.S. stocks, as well as the year when...
Post - Thanksgiving News Cheers Markets
December 2017
As November drew to an end, market indices approached record levels buoyed by strong economic data and reassured by the testimony delivered to the Senate Banking Committee by Federal Reserve...
Financial Planning
Marketing Timing Pros and Cons
January 2018
The S&P 500 has enjoyed an eight-year bull market with an average annual return of 19.4 percent. Starting in 2019, U.S. companies will benefit from a massive cut in the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21...
High Concept Strategies: Socially Responsible Investing
December 2017
This is the third in a series of articles discussing various types of high-concept investment styles. This month we tackle socially responsible investing...
What's New in Technology
Net Neutrality - What's All the Fuss About?
January 2018
According to the pundits, the Dec. 14 move by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to repeal existing net neutrality rules is either a major blow to free communication or a storm in a...
Are Cyber Attacks Acts of War?
December 2017
Hacking - Last month, the European Union Community made headlines with their release of a diplomatic document that, for the first time, defines cyber-terrorism by a foreign power as an act of war. The EU document...
Tip of the Month
The Only New Year's Resolutions You Need
January 2018
In the wake of the New Year, many of us burden ourselves with a laundry list of resolutions to do things differently and to improve upon our personal and professional goals.  For many entrepreneurs, a new year...
Tax Bill Winners and Losers
December 2017
Congress’ recent tax reform bill, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, aims to lower taxes on corporations and companies. The GOP believes that lower taxes will help American companies to be more competitive and,...
Congress at Work
Making Changes to Corporate and Individual Income Taxes, Indian Tribe Resource Programs and Previous Legislation
January 2018
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) – The GOP-sponsored tax reform bill made final passage through Congress on Dec. 20. The following are provisions with the widest-ranging impact...
Enhancing Access to Retirement Funds and Emergency Medications; Getting Tougher on Online Predators of Children
December 2017
TSP Modernization Act of 2017 (H.R. 3031) – Sponsored by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on June 23, this bill will offer government employees who participate in the Thrift Savings Plan more flexible withdrawal...
Life Events Library
5 Ways to Prepare to Buy a Home
8 Things that Could Trigger a Business Audit
Branding Considerations: What goes into the Naming Process?
Choosing the Right Corporation
Common-Sense Tactics for Getting the Best Deal on a New Car
Creating Demand or Responding with Supply: How to Engage?
Does Your Business Need a Mobile App?
Everyone's an Owner
Five Basic Financial Tips for Young Couples
How to Beat Credit Card Debt in 7 Simple Steps
How to Build Trust with Customers Online
How to Market to Baby Boomers
How to Plan For a Long Life with Longevity Insurance
How to Select the Right Domain Name
How to Value and Sell a Website Effectively
Making Sense of Structured and Unstructured Data
Making the Best Choice: Should You Rent or Buy Your Next Home?
Marketing To Millennials: What Works?
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
Six simple steps to starting your own business
Small Business Embracing Chatbot Technology
Small Business Embracing Chatbot Technology
Strategies to Run a Localized and Location-Based Marketing Campaign
Taxes: Record Retention Guidelines
Taxpayer Bill Of Rights
Things to Know Before Applying for Social Security Benefits
Yes, You Can Lower Your Property Taxes