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Tax and Financial News
The Real Deal on Tax Deadlines
April 2014
April 15 is a date almost everyone knows. It is the deadline to file your individual income tax return. But is April 15 the real deadline? You can always just file an extension and worry later,...
New Simplified Home Office Deduction
March 2014
If you have a home office, the IRS now offers a choice of methods in preparing your 2013 tax return. You can deduct your home office expenses the traditional way or use the new...
General Business News
Pinning With Pinterest: Nurture this Social Media Trend for Your Business
April 2014
Customer orders attributed to Pinterest-based leads are outpacing Twitter and Facebook generated orders, according to Forbes and Shopify. With an average sale hovering at about $80,...
21st Century Banking: Prepare to Bank Differently In The Future
March 2014
Every day it seems that there is a new story about technology revolutionizing the way business is done. Banking is no different, and the ways businesses conduct their...
Stock Market News
Mad as a March Hare?
April 2014
The stock market puzzled investors repeatedly throughout March. Issues that have affected stock prices include concern over employment numbers, the impact of severe weather on specific...
Stock Market: Mixed Messages Persist, But Optimism Prevails
March 2014
February is a short month, but nevertheless it generated lots for investors to digest. Market performance for the start of 2014 has been mixed, but February saw...
Financial Planning
The Importance of Reviewing/Updating a Will and Account Beneficiary Designations
April 2014
In his mid-twenties, Gary married a waitress named Tiffany. The marriage lasted only a couple of years, and then Gary went on to marry Jill, had two children – Caroline and...
Exotic Trusts for Specific Needs
March 2014
There are two basic types of trusts: Living trusts and testamentary trusts. A living trust can be either revocable or irrevocable, and is set up during...
What's New in Technology
Will Wearable Technology go Mainstream?
April 2014
Predictions that wearable smart technology is about to become a major force in the industry have been around for a while. Previously regarded as a niche market confined to fitness and...
Technology: Who's Tracking You?
March 2014
In the 2002 sci-fi thriller "Minority Report," the hero played by Tom Cruise lived at a time when electronic billboards sensed who was passing by and churned out special ads reflecting...
Tip of the Month
TIP: Stay Current on Debit Card "Swipe Fees" Appeals
April 2014
A federal appeals court ruling at the end of March will keep debit card fees charged by banks – which many small businesses consider too high – at its current level of 21...
Tip: Avoid Scrutiny as IRS Shifts Focus to Small Businesses
March 2014
Small business owners frequently prefer to set up as small business partnerships to avoid the expenses and bureaucracy involved in forming a corporation. A surge in these types...
Congress at Work
Shaming Russia, Enforcing Laws and Honoring Plumbers
April 2014
A Resolution Condemning Illegal Russian Aggression in Ukraine (S. Res. 378) - This is a simple resolution that condemned Putin's seizure of Crimea and demanded...
Congress at Work: Single-Payer Healthcare, Airline Safety and Props to the Seattle Seahawks
March 2014
Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act (H.R. 676) - On Feb. 13, 2014, this bill was assigned to a congressional committee for...
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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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