Articles for July 2017
Tax and Financial News
Yes, You Can Lower Your Property Taxes
July 2017
You can pay off your mortgage, never again seeing a bill from the bank for principal or interest, but you can never pay off your property taxes. Property taxes also, unfortunately, only seem to go one way...
General Business News
Is Selling a Product or Service More Effective than Selling an Experience?
July 2017
With the advent of the Internet, and especially social media, the difference between marketing a product or service to customers versus creating an experience can be a long-term challenge for business...
Stock Market News
Stock Market: Are We Due a Market Correction?
July 2017
June often marks a mid-year lull in the stock market, but with no hiatus yet, the stock market continues the rally that began when President Trump took office in November. As we head into the second-quarter earnings...
Financial Planning
Reviewing Non-Spouse IRA Beneficiary Rules
July 2017
At the end of last year, Congress was considering tying up a tax revenue loophole known as the Stretch IRA. Currently, a traditional IRA can be passed from one generation to the next, thereby extending tax-deferred growth to a...
What's New in Technology
Automakers & Cybersecurity Pros Collaborate to Tackle Growing Threat
July 2017
Over the past three or four years, Internet-connected vehicles have become the norm. Accordingly, cybercrooks have turned their attention to cars and trucks, looking for ways to gain access to vehicular navigational systems and to...
Tip of the Month
Be a Leader, Not a Boss
July 2017
At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be a great difference between the definitions of a boss and that of a leader. However, if you’ve ever worked for a boss who lacked leadership skills, you...
Congress at Work
Making it Easier to Fire Government Employees, Reporting on Public Safety Benefits, and Extending Whistleblower Protections
July 2017
Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S. 1094) – This was one of Trump’s first piece of original legislation signed into law. The VA bill makes it easier for the Secretary...