Articles for December 2017
Tax and Financial News
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Tax Planning Season
December 2017
Now is the time to focus on year-end tax planning. Careful and strategic planning can help minimize your tax bill and maximize what you keep. Given the uncertainty and sweeping scope of proposed tax law changes...
General Business News
Is it the Right Time to Franchise a Business?
December 2017
Franchise a Business? - When a business owner wants to expand his business concept across a region or the country, franchising can be an attractive option. According to the International Trade Association's 2016 Franchising...
Stock Market News
Post - Thanksgiving News Cheers Markets
December 2017
As November drew to an end, market indices approached record levels buoyed by strong economic data and reassured by the testimony delivered to the Senate Banking Committee by Federal Reserve...
Financial Planning
High Concept Strategies: Socially Responsible Investing
December 2017
This is the third in a series of articles discussing various types of high-concept investment styles. This month we tackle socially responsible investing...
What's New in Technology
Are Cyber Attacks Acts of War?
December 2017
Hacking - Last month, the European Union Community made headlines with their release of a diplomatic document that, for the first time, defines cyber-terrorism by a foreign power as an act of war. The EU document...
Tip of the Month
Tax Bill Winners and Losers
December 2017
Congress’ recent tax reform bill, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, aims to lower taxes on corporations and companies. The GOP believes that lower taxes will help American companies to be more competitive and,...
Congress at Work
Enhancing Access to Retirement Funds and Emergency Medications; Getting Tougher on Online Predators of Children
December 2017
TSP Modernization Act of 2017 (H.R. 3031) – Sponsored by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on June 23, this bill will offer government employees who participate in the Thrift Savings Plan more flexible withdrawal...
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