Articles for September 2017
Tax and Financial News
Avoid IRS Trouble by Reporting Bitcoin Cash
September 2017
IRS guidance on the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies already exists. Right now, the IRS considers cryptocurrencies to be “intangible assets.” As a result, they are subject to capital asset...
Fill Your IRA & 401(k) to the Brim
August 2017
Some people say that 50 is the new 30. Living longer and healthier lives might make you feel young if you are 50, but your retirement account begs to differ. Anyone who’s turning 50 or older on or before Dec. 31...
General Business News
How to Protect Yourself from the Equifax Data Breach
September 2017
Equifax Data Breach - The massive Equifax breach means consumers need to be on guard against data thieves. The credit-rating company hack earlier this year left approximately 143 million people’s personal information exposed and vulnerable....
Strategies to Run a Localized and Location-Based Marketing Campaign
September 2017
The potential for localized and location-based marketing is high – especially with estimates of retail sales from “beacon-triggered messages”, which grew from $4.1 billion to $44.4 billion between 2015 and...
What Matters More: IQ or EQ?
August 2017
When it comes to hiring the right candidate, a lot goes into the selection process. It’s important to evaluate a candidate’s qualifications to make sure he would make a good fit. This includes evaluating...
Stock Market News
The Clock is Ticking
September 2017
Some investment commentators have been predicting that the bull market is about to plunge and turn bearish ever since this long-running bull market launched back in March 2009. At some juncture, the naysayers will be...
Markets Disdain Conventional Wisdom
August 2017
Perhaps one of the most intriguing – and important – trends for individual investors is the market’s current disregard for conventional wisdom, as evidenced by the bull run’s continued uptick...
Financial Planning
Benefits of Delaying Retirement Number Many
September 2017
Traditionally, retirement was short and peaceful. People worked jobs that were hard on the body – such as farming, manufacturing, tradesmen or railroad workers. If you made it to retirement, you were relieved to...
What Is Your Retirement Income Savings Mix?
August 2017
According to a recent study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the following percentages represent how much the average American will need to rely on personal savings to provide income throughout retirement:...
What's New in Technology
Reimagining Entire Industries with Artificial Intelligence
September 2017
About a year ago, at an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference in Cambridge in the U.K., Dr. Stephen Hawking noted that, “Success in creating AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization...
Technology: Smart Suitcases for Tech Savvy Travelers
August 2017
There are several brands of smart luggage out there. The brands you might encounter more frequently are Raden, Bluesmart and Away. Other brands include Horizn and Néit. There are some differences...
Tip of the Month
Healthcare Reform Update
September 2017
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) – also known as Obamacare – was not the perfect solution to the nation’s need for affordable healthcare, but it did increase the availability of quality, affordable...
Why Vacations are Important
August 2017
The unrelenting pace of life is a reality for many people. Mobile technology keeps us connected 24/7, and the workday seems to have no end. Sometimes we tell ourselves we can’t justify taking time off to...
Congress at Work
Sanctions on Foreign Adversaries, Breakthrough DNA Technology, and Fast-Tracked Approval for Generic Drugs
September 2017
Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (H.R. 3364) – This Act expands U.S. sanctions against Russia (for annexing Ukraine’s Crimea and meddling in...
New Food-Related Homeland Security Bill, Authorizing Inactivity for an Under-Staffed Agency, and Naming a New Federal Courthouse in Nashville
August 2017
Securing our Agriculture and Food Act (H.R. 1238) – Introduced by Rep. David Young (R-IA) on Feb. 28, this bill authorizes a program to coordinate the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts...
Life Events Library
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Choosing the Right Corporation
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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