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Tax and Financial News
Taxpayer Bill Of Rights
July 2014
Most people think that they are at the mercy of the IRS. They think they have no rights whatsoever - but they are wrong. Taxpayers have always had certain rights in dealing with...
In the Market for a Vacation Home? First Consider the Tax Implications
June 2014
Summer is here again and vacation is on everyone's mind. While planning your holiday, you might begin thinking that perhaps you should just buy a second home rather than spend the money renting a beach house or staying in hotels. In the right situations...
General Business News
Will Uncle Sam Show Up at Your Yard Sale?
July 2014
Yard sale, tag sale or garage sale - whatever you call it in your part of the country, this is the season for them. Most people are interested in yard sales as a way to pick up deals...
Making Margins: What Is the Right Formula for Profitability?
June 2014
Every day it seems like the cost of everything is going through the roof. How do businesses know how to charge the right amount to pay overhead and still make a profit? Understanding what factors business owners have to consider to stay...
Stock Market News
The Fed Reassures, The Market Responds
July 2014
The dog days of August arrived two months early as trading volumes on major exchanges slowed in an apparent response to the start of the World Cup in Brazil. Whether the early...
The Stock Market: Trudging Along to Reach Record Highs
June 2014
As Memorial Weekend drew to a close, the three key stock market benchmarks in the United States were headed upward - the first time this year that they've all been positive at the same time - and the S&P 500 closed above 1,900 for...
Financial Planning
Selling Your Business to Pay for Retirement
July 2014
Many small business owners get so immersed in day-to-day operations that they don't take the time to consider long-range plans, such as retirement. But even for those who are able to...
The Municipal Bond Market: Current Risks, Opportunities and Tax Advantages
June 2014
Municipal bonds posted impressive returns in the first quarter of this year and are poised for a strong 2014 thanks to low supply and improving fundamentals at both state and local levels. New issues are expected to drop to around $280 billion...
What's New in Technology
Technology: Staying Safe on Public Wi-Fi
July 2014
Look around any coffee shop, hotel lobby or airport lounge and you'll see people working online, checking email or any one of a number of different tasks on their notebook, tablet or smartphone. It's...
Technology: Post-NSA Consumers Ponder Security and Privacy
June 2014
In mid-May, the House of Representatives passed legislation in response to the outcry over the wholesale collection of phone records by the National Security Agency. The bill did not include some of the tougher provisions...
Tip of the Month
Intellectual Property - Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets
July 2014
In today's competitive business environment fueled by the Internet and e-business, understanding what intellectual property means and finding ways to stop competitors from stealing your ideas is...
Tip: Hiring a Summer Intern
June 2014
Hiring an intern for the summer can be a useful way to add temporary help during the vacation season, and a good way to find potential employees for the future. If you haven't looked for an intern before, here are a few thoughts to get you...
Congress at Work
Congress at Work: Protecting Citizens, Encouraging Small Business Growth
July 2014
There was a flurry of activity in Congress in June, with themes focused on protecting citizens and encouraging small business growth. There's even...
Congress at Work: Accountability, Authority and Lots of Opinions
June 2014
Data Act (S. 994) - Introduced on May 21, 2013, it took nearly a year for this bill to be passed and signed by the President, who did so on May 9, 2014. Sponsored...
Library Articles
5 Ways to Prepare to Buy a Home
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
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
Record Retention Guidelines
Six simple steps to starting your own business
Things to Know Before Applying for Social Security Benefits
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