Articles for October, 2019
Tax and Financial News
How to Get the IRS to Pre-Approve Your Taxes
October, 2019
It might seem odd, but it is possible to get the IRS to give you a straight-forward and binding answer to ambiguous tax positions in advance. How does this happen, you ask? The answer is through an IRS...
The Five Key IRS Rules of Taxation for Lawsuit Settlements
September, 2019
Coming out on the winning side of a lawsuit as a plaintiff can be a gratifying feeling, especially if there is a financial settlement involved. There is likely a sense of both relief and...
General Business News
When Full Costing Accounting Makes Sense
October, 2019
With more than 1.4 million accounting jobs in 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are many different uses for accountants and their skills. With the need for accuracy and transparency...
Payroll Management Tips
September, 2019
When it comes to an employer's responsibility for non-exempt workers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are many requirements businesses must follow related to payroll. In one example, there are...
Stock Market News
Will China's Recent Soybean Purchase Begin Thawing the Trade War?
October, 2019
With the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service announcing a purchase of 204,000 metric tons of U.S. soybeans by private Chinese importers, there are hopes that the trade war...
How Will Tariff Developments Impact the Stock Market Going Forward?
September, 2019
According to an Aug. 13 press release from the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), there will be a 10 percent tariff levied against $300 billion of Chinese imports effective Sept. 1. The...
Financial Planning
How to Inflation-Proof a Retirement Portfolio
October, 2019
Statistics indicate that the average life expectancy is longer than it used to be, but empirically we see this every day among elderly people who have lived much longer than they probably expected. This phenomenon...
Lost Inheritance: How To Find a Deceased Parent's Assets
September, 2019
If you have a relative who recently died and left you in charge of his or her finances, you are not alone. You probably have colleagues at work in the same boat. A neighbor or two (or 10) and even your millennial...
What's New in Technology
What is VPN and Why Do You Need It?
October, 2019
The rise in the number of data breaches reported every other day has become a major concern – even to the ordinary internet user. As a result, we have all become aware of the need to maintain privacy...
The Rise of Biometrics Security and Why You Should Take Precaution
September, 2019
Biometric technology has been on the rise as it promises to make the authentication process more secure and convenient. Unlike passwords and key cards, biometrics are something you will always...
Tip of the Month
How Parents Can Save Money for College-Bound Kids
October, 2019
No matter how old your children are, it’s always a good idea to start saving for college as soon as possible. (Yes, even when they’re still in diapers.) This might sound overwhelming, especially...
5 Money-Saving Ideas for Back-to-School Shopping
September, 2019
Just when you’ve finished spending a bunch on swimsuits and stuff for grilling out, summer’s over and it’s time for the kids the head back to school. How did this happen? Here are some...
Congress at Work
Debt Relief for Military Service Members, Veterans, Family Farmers and Small Business Owners
October, 2019
Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (HR 3311) – Scheduled to take effect starting in February 2020, this new law offers small businesses more agreeable terms when filing for Chapter 11...
Extending Medicaid Funding, the Debt Limit, Membership into the American Legion, and Support For 9-11 Victims, Law Enforcement Officers, and Breastfeeding Moms
September, 2019
Sustaining Excellence in Medicaid Act of 2019 (HR 3253) – This bill authorizes appropriations through fiscal year 2024 and makes changes to several Medicaid programs and funding mechanisms....