News & Articles

Articles for January 2019
Tax and Financial News
Divorce Can Be Taxing
January 2019
Divorce is expensive. Aside from the emotional toll divorce takes on a family, both the process and aftermath of a divorce can be costly. Below we look at some of the steps people can take to help remove the tax sting out of an already...
The Top Things You Can Do Now to Cut Your Tax Bill
December 2018
It's the most wonderful time of the year - tax planning time. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) means many people will see lower tax bills this year, but that doesn't mean you should pass on tax planning....
What's the Best Type of Business Entity for Tax Purposes
December 2018
There are several major types of business entities, including S Corporations, C Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and being self-employed. Each type of structure has its own...
General Business News
Tips for Choosing the Appropriate Liability Insurance for Your Business
January 2019
When it comes to liability insurance, the saying "you can never be too prepared" is quite meaningful. While business owners cannot predict what happens day to day or year to year, they...
How to Maximize Subscription Marketing Efforts
December 2018
According to research from McKinsey & Company, 15 percent of Internet consumers have become members of at least one subscription service in 2018. The consulting firm also found that these subscription-based...
Stock Market News
How Will the 90-Day Freeze on Tariff Increases Impact the Markets?
January 2019
According to a press release issued by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the middle of September, tariffs of 10 percent on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods went into...
Will the United States Become a Bond Haven in 2019?
December 2018
With Italian bond yields rising quickly from 2 percent to 3 percent since the middle of 2018, it begs the question if the United States will become a bond haven. There are many reasons why the...
Financial Planning
What Leading Economic Indicators Tell Us
January 2019
One of the reasons investing is tricky is because it involves so many factors that we cannot control. One factor is the specific investment itself. In the case of a stock, the share price relies on company management...
Financial Planning Advice for Women
December 2018
The path for women is a little like two steps forward, one step back. For example, almost 40 percent of all privately held firms in the United States today are owned by women. Furthermore, the 2018 midterm elections...
What's New in Technology
How to Build Your Savings Using Technology
January 2019
According to a study by Cornell University, the human brain is wired to earn money more so than save it. As such, when we find we need more money in our lives, our instinct is to earn more...
Online Home Appraisal Tools
December 2018
Real estate appraisal and land valuation is the process of putting a price on the value of property. Buy and sell transactions generally require an up-to-date appraisal because each property is unique...
Tip of the Month
5 Things to Start Doing in the New Year
January 2019
New Year’s resolutions usually involve stopping things like eating, drinking and spending too much – and so on. You know the drill. However, according to U.S. News & World Report...
6 Ways to Avoid the Holiday Blues
December 2018
Despite the never-ending flurry of merry salutations, the holidays can be emotionally challenging — if not downright depressing. Here are a few practical ways to take care of yourself...
Congress at Work
Prisoner Reform, the Farm Bill, and Taking Aim at Weapons of Mass Destruction
January 2019
Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018 H.R. 7213 – Sponsored by Rep. Daniel Donovan (R-NY), this bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a Countering Weapons of Mass...
Punishing Terrorists and Traffickers; Reinforcing Cybersecurity and Patents
December 2018
Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2018 (S. 1595) – This bill amends the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 to impose sanctions on foreign nationals...