Articles for June 2017
Tax and Financial News
Could Potential Tax Changes and a Private Equity Black Hole Undermine the Value of Your Business?
June 2017
Until a few years ago, the average private equity fund’s multiyear performance materially outperformed the S&P 500. More recently however, the average private equity fund is performing more in-line with this benchmark,...
IRS Turns Over Tax Debt Collections - How Will It Turn Out?
May 2017
Bundled in with a 2015 law, Congress gave the IRS a directive to give private debt collection agencies the task of collecting certain types of delinquent tax debt. This isn't a first; in fact, a similar tactic was...
General Business News
How to Select the Right Domain Name
June 2017
When it comes to selecting a domain name, there’s more than just registration involved. Selecting the right domain name involves a lot of consideration. This includes making sure it represents the company and its...
When is It Necessary to Hire a Business Development Consultant?
May 2017
Even the best performing businesses have room for improvement. That’s where a business development consultant can come in. Whether it’s for public relations, editorial services, training...
Stock Market News
Investors Take Political Turmoil in Stride
June 2017
Not surprisingly, Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president have delivered surprises, scandals and controversy – none of which are considered beneficial to steady stock market performance...
Rosy Forecasts With a Few Dark Clouds
May 2017
Since President Trump’s election, investor enthusiasm has helped to propel equity returns into new territory – with gains during his first month in office that have not been seen since LBJ took...
Financial Planning
Ideas to Mitigate the Biggest Threats to Retirement Income
June 2017
The LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute estimates that the average healthy person will live through their mid-90s. If you retire at the traditional age during your 60s, this could mean needing enough retirement...
Why Buy an Annuity When Interest Rates Rise?
May 2017
The Republican takeover of the White House has stirred speculation that inflation will rise, largely based on positive consumer sentiment, steady growth in jobs and President Trump's support for increased spending...
What's New in Technology
What Does WannaCry Teach Us?
June 2017
The global ransomware attack dubbed WannaCry marked an unwelcome precedent in the dark world of cybercrime. It is the first cyberattack that combined ransomware with the self-propagating power of a “worm” to...
What Impact Will the Repeal of Online Privacy Laws Have on You?
May 2017
The recent repeal of an Obama-era law that would have required Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to obtain users' permission before sharing their personal data with marketers and other third parties has created...
Tip of the Month
Tip: The GOP's Healthcare Reform and Small Businesses
June 2017
After a serious setback in March, the GOP finally passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (often dubbed Obamacare). The bill passed after last minute changes were made to convince ultra...
Employee Retention is a Big Issue for Small Businesses
May 2017
“Our employees are our biggest asset.” It’s a well-worn phrase, and perhaps to some it’s just lip service. However, more employers and human resource professionals are recognizing...
Congress at Work
Funding the Government, Hosting a Future World Expo and Modernizing Government Travel
June 2017
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R. 244) – Negotiated as a bipartisan effort, this $1.1 trillion spending bill appropriates money to keep the federal government running through the...
Promoting Space Travel, Weather Forecasting, and a Plethora of Executive Branch Memos
May 2017
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 (S. 422) – Sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), this bill was signed into law by President Trump on March 21. As...
Life Events Library
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
How to Select the Right Domain Name
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
Six simple steps to starting your own business
Taxes: Record Retention Guidelines
Things to Know Before Applying for Social Security Benefits