Newsletter
Articles for April, 2020
Tax and Financial News
Should You File an Amended 2018 Return?
April, 2020
During the holiday season in December, Congress passed the Consolidated Budget Appropriations Act of 2020. Included in this Act was a tax package that renewed more than 24 tax...
Taxes and Tariffs: The U.S. Response to France's Digital Tax
March, 2020
Back in July of 2019, France passed what was dubbed a "digital tax" targeting the largest tech companies. Impacting approximately 30 big companies such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple,...
General Business News
CARES Act - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
April 2020
On March 27, President Donald Trump signed into law a historic $2 trillion stimulus package designed to provide economic relief to individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic....
4 Common Liquidity Ratios in Accounting
March, 2020
One way a business can manage its books and viability in the near and long terms is to see how liquid its assets are. Businesses that have better cash positions are naturally geared toward sustaining...
Stock Market News
Understanding the Oil War between Russia and Saudi Arabia
April, 2020
Over the past six years, domestic crude oil has experienced a volatile ride. 2014 saw the emergence of American shale as producers were attracted to the $114 price levels. However, in 2016 the price for a barrel eventually...
Coronavirus: Black Swan or Buying Opportunity?
March, 2020
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), the spread of the coronavirus will impact the world's economy. Whether it's a Reuter's poll from economic experts projecting growth in China...
Financial Planning
The Economic Impact of Coronavirus
April, 2020
In the days ahead, the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be described in economic terms as a Black Swan. This phrase is used to describe an event that: 1) was unpredictable; 2) causes severe...
SECURE Act Seeks to Help Americans Save More for the Golden Years
March, 2020
At the end of 2019, Congress passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act as part of a year-end appropriations package. This bill is designed to address specific issues...
What's New in Technology
New to Remote Working? Here are Some Tips for Staying Productive
April, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rise in remote working. Even organizations that have always been against it have their employees working from home. With some areas experiencing complete...
6506148 B2 Patent: Nervous System Manipulation - Is it Real or Just Paranoia?
March, 2020
Imagine someone manipulating how you feel. Of course, no one wants that. But how about being manipulated unknowingly? This is exactly what is happening to your nervous system every time you switch...
Guest Writer of the Month
Understanding Three Revenue Metrics
April, 2020
According to the 2019 Small Business Profile, a project from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, there are 30.2 million small businesses, making up 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses. With 59.9...
Tip of the Month
6 Financial Tips for an Emergency
April, 2020
The effect of the coronavirus on our lives is unprecedented. While we’re all sheltering in place while trying to manage our daily tasks, it’s undoubtedly taking a toll on us mentally, physically...
7 Ways to Avoid Investment Fraud
March, 2020
These days, you can’t be too careful when it comes to investments. And if you’re older, you’re a prime target for fraudsters. That said, anyone of any age is vulnerable. Here are a few key...
Congress at Work
Focused Almost Exclusively on Mitigating the Health and Economic Impact of the Coronavirus
April, 2020
Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (HR 6074) – Introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), this was the first bill passed to authorize funding in response to the...
Supporting Veteran Careers, Protecting the Food Supply, and Reducing Wasted Government Spending
March, 2020
Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act (S 153) – This bill encourages veterans to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields in a variety of ways,...