News & Articles

Articles for March 2019
Tax and Financial News
Winners and Losers of the Tax Bill
March 2019
In 2018 when President Trump and the Republican Congress rewrote the tax code, everyone knew there would be winners and losers. Exactly how this will play out is just starting to be seen – it closes loopholes while...
When Is A Loan Not A Loan?
February 2019
With the sweeping new tax legislation in 2018 capturing everyone’s attention, other changes have taken a back seat. There were several Tax Court cases in 2018 that rendered important decisions...
General Business News
How to Create Cash Flow Projections and Profit & Loss Statements
March 2019
When it comes to making cash flow projections, we’re all aware that it’s not an exact science. One of the main difficulties about accurately projecting cash flow has to do with timing. Examples...
How Businesses Can Effectively Manage Seasonal Sales
February 2019
When it comes to businesses dealing with seasonal sales, making payroll and other financial obligations can be stressful on budgets. However, one way to deal with fluctuating sales...
Stock Market News
Understanding Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations
March 2019
With speculation of a third round of Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTROs), understanding how they've been implemented and how they’ve performed is essential...
How Will Domestic and Global Policy Impact Oil Prices in 2019?
February 2019
With the Federal Reserve raising rates in 2018 and speculation of doing so again in 2019, combined with projected oil production cuts by Russia and Saudi Arabia, it is likely that these and other...
Financial Planning
8 Strategies To Reduce Market Exposure
March 2019
Over a 10-day period in December 2018, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped by more than 350 points six different times. It then experienced its largest increase on record – a 1,000-point...
New Proposals for Government Programs
February 2019
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act delivered a wealth of benefits for taxpayers at every income level, but none more so than for the very rich. The net result of huge tax breaks for both high-income and corporate taxpayers...
What's New in Technology
New Electronic Business Tools For 2019
March 2019
The 2019 Consumer Electronics annual tech convention in Las Vegas showcased popular new options for business owners looking to boost employee productivity. Check out some of this year’s favorites...
Automated Workflow Tools
February 2019
We often read about how technological advances such as artificial intelligence will someday be used for customer-facing jobs – even eliminating the human touch. However, small...
Tip of the Month
8 Good Things to do with Your Tax Refund
March 2019
Getting a tax refund is always a great feeling. But what should you do with it? While the first thing you might be tempted to do is spend it on a splurge for yourself, here are a few other things you might want...
5 Tips for First-Time Tax Filers
February 2019
Filing taxes for the first time can be overwhelming. But if you have the right tools and advice before you start, it won’t be. Here are a few critical things to know before you begin, which will make the seemingly...
Congress at Work
A Final Budget Bill, Military Support in the Middle East and Campaign Finance Reform
March 2019
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.J.Res. 31) – This is the budget appropriations bill that was finally agreed upon in order to avoid a second government shutdown in February. The bill...
Reimbursing Unpaid Federal Workers, Fact-Based Policy Making and Fighting Human Trafficking
February 2019
Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 (S. 24) – This bill was introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) on Jan. 3 and signed into law on Jan. 19. It requires federal employees who are furloughed or...