Articles for February 2018
Tax and Financial News
2017 vs. 2018 Federal Income Tax Brackets
February 2018
New Federal Income Tax Brackets 2017 - 2018, Chart...
Cryptocurrency Tax Essentials
February 2018
Cryptocurrency Tax Essentials - Cryptocurrency is hot right now. As it emerges as an asset class of its own, many people are still confused how to treat it for federal income tax purposes. In response, the IRS issued guidance back in 2014 that treats...
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...
General Business News
When is it Necessary to Hire a Public Relations Firm?
February 2018
When it comes to organizations getting the word out, using internal public relations professionals can be quite effective. But how do you know when it is necessary to retain the services of an outside...
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...
Stock Market News
Strong Profits and Corporate Tax Cuts Buoy U.S. Markets
February 2018
As January drew to an end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to surge, extending its rally to log a year-to-date increase of 7.7 percent on Jan. 26. The last Friday of the month also saw record highs for both Nasdaq...
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...
Financial Planning
Retirement: Living on Less
February 2018
By 2035, millions of baby boomers might well be living a meager existence. That’s because today, close to half of the households in the United States have absolutely nothing saved for retirement. Over the past...
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...
What's New in Technology
Can the World Economic Forum Tackle Cybercrime?
February 2018
The Wannacry cyberattack in May 2017 highlighted the major problems that bedevil the various nations affected by devastating ransomware crime. Namely, that targeted nations are often slow to track down the...
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...
Tip of the Month
Is Your Body Language Sabotaging Your Success?
February 2018
Body language, good handshake, eye contact, smile, posture, engaged, slouching, ill at ease, defensive, head nodding, empathizing, hand gestures, make a point, study expressions and mannerisms, improve effectiveness...
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...
Congress at Work
Spying, a Temporary Budget, Restitution for Child Porn Victims and a Possible Solution for Dreamers
February 2018
An Act to Amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability and oversight of acquisitions......
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......
Life Events Library
2017 vs. 2018 Federal Income Tax Brackets
5 Ways to Prepare to Buy a Home
8 Things that Could Trigger a Business Audit
Branding Considerations: What goes into the Naming Process?
Business Leases: Essential Elements to Have (and Avoid)
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?
Developing A Family Budget
Does Your Business Need a Mobile App?
Everyone's an Owner
Five Basic Financial Tips for Young Couples
Homeowner's Insurance - Are You Really Covered?
How Behavioral Finance Impacts Personal Investing
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 Teach Your Kids About Money
How to Value and Sell a Website Effectively
Initial Decisions for Startups
Investing in the Silver Dollar Generation
Making Sense of Structured and Unstructured Data
Making the Best Choice: Should You Rent or Buy Your Next Home?
Managing Risk in the New World
Marketing To Millennials: What Works?
Plan a Stress-Free Family Vacation
Planning for Rising Interest Rates
Planning Your Wedding: Important Early Steps
Property Taxes: How to Pay Only What You Owe On What You Own
Reverse Mortgage Update: Pros and Cons
Reverse Mortgages: Easy to get, but worth the price?
Setting Up Your New Business
Should I Refinance Again?
Six simple steps to starting your own business
Small Business Embracing Chatbot Technology
Strategies to Run a Localized and Location-Based Marketing Campaign
Tax Efficient Real Estate
Taxes: Record Retention Guidelines
Taxpayer Bill Of Rights
Things to Know Before Applying for Social Security Benefits
Yes, You Can Lower Your Property Taxes
Young and In Debt: What Should You Do?