Articles for August 2017
Tax and Financial News
Fill Your IRA & 401(k) to the Brim
August 2017
Some people say that 50 is the new 30. Living longer and healthier lives might make you feel young if you are 50, but your retirement account begs to differ. Anyone who’s turning 50 or older on or before Dec. 31...
Yes, You Can Lower Your Property Taxes
July 2017
You can pay off your mortgage, never again seeing a bill from the bank for principal or interest, but you can never pay off your property taxes. Property taxes also, unfortunately, only seem to go one way...
General Business News
What Matters More: IQ or EQ?
August 2017
When it comes to hiring the right candidate, a lot goes into the selection process. It’s important to evaluate a candidate’s qualifications to make sure he would make a good fit. This includes evaluating...
Is Selling a Product or Service More Effective than Selling an Experience?
July 2017
With the advent of the Internet, and especially social media, the difference between marketing a product or service to customers versus creating an experience can be a long-term challenge for business...
Stock Market News
Markets Disdain Conventional Wisdom
August 2017
Perhaps one of the most intriguing – and important – trends for individual investors is the market’s current disregard for conventional wisdom, as evidenced by the bull run’s continued uptick...
Stock Market: Are We Due a Market Correction?
July 2017
June often marks a mid-year lull in the stock market, but with no hiatus yet, the stock market continues the rally that began when President Trump took office in November. As we head into the second-quarter earnings...
Financial Planning
What Is Your Retirement Income Savings Mix?
August 2017
According to a recent study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the following percentages represent how much the average American will need to rely on personal savings to provide income throughout retirement:...
Reviewing Non-Spouse IRA Beneficiary Rules
July 2017
At the end of last year, Congress was considering tying up a tax revenue loophole known as the Stretch IRA. Currently, a traditional IRA can be passed from one generation to the next, thereby extending tax-deferred growth to a...
What's New in Technology
Technology: Smart Suitcases for Tech Savvy Travelers
August 2017
There are several brands of smart luggage out there. The brands you might encounter more frequently are Raden, Bluesmart and Away. Other brands include Horizn and Néit. There are some differences...
Automakers & Cybersecurity Pros Collaborate to Tackle Growing Threat
July 2017
Over the past three or four years, Internet-connected vehicles have become the norm. Accordingly, cybercrooks have turned their attention to cars and trucks, looking for ways to gain access to vehicular navigational systems and to...
Tip of the Month
Why Vacations are Important
August 2017
The unrelenting pace of life is a reality for many people. Mobile technology keeps us connected 24/7, and the workday seems to have no end. Sometimes we tell ourselves we can’t justify taking time off to...
Be a Leader, Not a Boss
July 2017
At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be a great difference between the definitions of a boss and that of a leader. However, if you’ve ever worked for a boss who lacked leadership skills, you...
Congress at Work
Congress at Work: New Food-Related Homeland Security Bill, Authorizing Inactivity for an Under-Staffed Agency, and Naming a New Federal Courthouse in Nashville
August 2017
Securing our Agriculture and Food Act (H.R. 1238) – Introduced by Rep. David Young (R-IA) on Feb. 28, this bill authorizes a program to coordinate the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts...
Making it Easier to Fire Government Employees, Reporting on Public Safety Benefits, and Extending Whistleblower Protections
July 2017
Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S. 1094) – This was one of Trump’s first piece of original legislation signed into law. The VA bill makes it easier for the Secretary...
Life Events Library
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Choosing the Right Corporation
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Five Basic Financial Tips for Young Couples
How to Beat Credit Card Debt in 7 Simple Steps
How to Plan For a Long Life with Longevity Insurance
How to Select the Right Domain Name
Making the Best Choice: Should You Rent or Buy Your Next Home?
Plan a Stress-Free Family Vacation
Planning Your Wedding: Important Early Steps
Property Taxes: How to Pay Only What You Owe On What You Own
Six simple steps to starting your own business
Taxes: Record Retention Guidelines
Things to Know Before Applying for Social Security Benefits