Articles for May 2017
Tax and Financial News
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...
Tax Extension Filing Tips
April 2017
It’s not long before tax returns for individuals will be due for 2016. This year April 18 is the deadline for filing. For a lot of people, filing on time is not only impractical but outright impossible. Many...
General Business News
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...
How to Create a Succinct, Effective Business Plan
April 2017
Whether a first-time entrepreneur is opening a new business or a serial entrepreneur is working on his next venture, a business plan is often necessary. While creating a business plan is extensive and consists of many...
Stock Market News
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...
Swings and Roundabouts
April 2017
March brought forth some upsets in the financial markets as the Trump Administration’s big push to repeal the Affordable Care Act hit the skids. Overall, investors received mixed signals from both the markets...
Financial Planning
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 Is Reflation and How Does It Affect Investors?
April 2017
After four years of inflation rates just at or below 2 percent, many economists believe America has finally entered a period of reflation. Reflation is the turning point and first phase of economic growth toward increased...
What's New in Technology
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...
Free Up Space on Your iPhone
April 2017
If you keep a lot of data on your iPhone without a periodic cleanup, you’ll reach a point when you don’t have available space for the apps you want to access most. The default settings in your...
Tip of the Month
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...
What the Fed's Rate Hike Means for Small Businesses
April 2017
The Federal Reserve’s mid-March hike to interest rates – its second increase to base interest rates in three months – was a strong confirmation that the economy is doing well. The Fed...
Congress at Work
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...
Repeal and Replace Obamacare; Eliminate the EPA and Department of Education Altogether
April 2017
Obamacare Repeal Act (TALENT) (H.R. 175) – As expected, this was one of the first pieces of legislation proposed in the new Trump Administration. The bill would fully repeal the Patient Protection...
Library Articles
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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
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