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Articles for March 2018
Tax and Financial News
Estate Planning Essentials You Need to Revisit Due to the New Tax Law
March 2018
Estate planning is never done. Just like a piece of real estate, it needs periodic maintenance and care to make sure it’s in good shape when you need it most. Provisions in the newly...
2017 vs. 2018 Federal Income Tax Brackets
February 2018
New Federal Income Tax Brackets 2017 - 2018, Chart...
Cryptocurrency Tax Essentials
February 2018
Cryptocurrency Tax Essentials - Cryptocurrency is hot right now. As it emerges as an asset class of its own, many people are still confused how to treat it for federal income tax purposes. In response, the IRS issued guidance back in 2014 that treats...
General Business News
How to Give Effective Feedback for Better Performance
March 2018
When it comes to making the most of an organization, providing feedback to employees is imperative to ensure worker productivity is high and turnover is lowered. According to The Conference Board...
When is it Necessary to Hire a Public Relations Firm?
February 2018
When it comes to organizations getting the word out, using internal public relations professionals can be quite effective. But how do you know when it is necessary to retain the services of an outside PR firm? ......
Stock Market News
Volatility Returns - Finally
March 2018
After months of warnings from Wall Street that the markets’ extraordinarily long bull run could not last forever, the inevitable happened. Volatility returned to U.S. markets in a major way in February. The...
Strong Profits and Corporate Tax Cuts Buoy U.S. Markets
February 2018
As January drew to an end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to surge, extending its rally to log a year-to-date increase of 7.7 percent on Jan. 26. The last Friday of the month also saw record highs for both Nasdaq, and the Standard and Poor......
Financial Planning
This Year's Fuel for Economic Growth
March 2018
There are several factors expected to help fuel the economy through 2018. The first is government intervention through fiscal policy......
Retirement: Living on Less
February 2018
By 2035, millions of baby boomers might well be living a meager existence. That’s because today, close to half of the households in the United States have absolutely nothing saved for retirement. Over the past......
What's New in Technology
Blockchain Technology - Beyond Bitcoin
March 2018
To many people, Bitcoin and blockchain technology are the same thing. Bitcoin might be the best-known example of a successful application of blockchain technology, but as soon as business leaders understood...
Can the World Economic Forum Tackle Cybercrime?
February 2018
The Wannacry cyberattack in May 2017 highlighted the major problems that bedevil the various nations affected by devastating ransomware crime. Namely, that targeted nations are often slow to track down the...
Tip of the Month
Protect Yourself from Tax Refund Scammers
March 2018
Although tax filing season has been officially open only since Jan. 29, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning that reports of refund scams are already skyrocketing. Here’s an overview...
Is Your Body Language Sabotaging Your Success?
February 2018
Body language, good handshake, eye contact, smile, posture, engaged, slouching, ill at ease, defensive, head nodding, empathizing, hand gestures, make a point, study expressions and mannerisms, improve effectiveness...
Congress at Work
Protections for Indian Tribes, Caregivers, Child Victims of Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking and 9-1-1 Callers
March 2018
Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal RecognitionAct of 2017 (H.R. 984) – Sponsored by Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA) on Feb. 7, 2017, this bill extends Federal recognition to the...
Spying, a Temporary Budget, Restitution for Child Porn Victims and a Possible Solution for Dreamers
February 2018
An Act to Amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability and oversight of acquisitions......
Life Events Library
2017 vs. 2018 Federal Income Tax Brackets
5 Ways to Prepare to Buy a Home
8 Things that Could Trigger a Business Audit
Branding Considerations: What goes into the Naming Process?
Business Leases: Essential Elements to Have (and Avoid)
Choosing the Right Corporation
Common-Sense Tactics for Getting the Best Deal on a New Car
Creating Demand or Responding with Supply: How to Engage?
Developing A Family Budget
Does Your Business Need a Mobile App?
Everyone's an Owner
Five Basic Financial Tips for Young Couples
Homeowner's Insurance - Are You Really Covered?
How Behavioral Finance Impacts Personal Investing
How to Beat Credit Card Debt in 7 Simple Steps
How to Build Trust with Customers Online
How to Plan For a Long Life with Longevity Insurance
How to Select the Right Domain Name
How to Teach Your Kids About Money
How to Value and Sell a Website Effectively
Making the Best Choice: Should You Rent or Buy Your Next Home?
Managing Financial Risk in the New World
Marketing To Millennials: What Works?
Plan a Stress-Free Family Vacation
Planning for Rising Interest Rates
Planning Your Wedding: Important Early Steps
Property Taxes: How to Pay Only What You Owe On What You Own
Reverse Mortgage Update: Pros and Cons
Should I Refinance Again?
Six Simple Steps to Starting Your Own Business
Small Business Embracing Chatbot Technology
Strategies to Run a Localized and Location-Based Marketing Campaign
Taxes: Record Retention Guidelines
Taxpayer Bill Of Rights
Things to Know Before Applying for Social Security Benefits
Yes, You Can Lower Your Property Taxes
Young and In Debt: What Should You Do?
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