Articles for May 2018
Tax and Financial News
What the New Tax Law Means for the Home Equity Loan Interest Deduction
May 2018
Prior to the recent tax law changes, taxpayers were allowed to deduct qualifying mortgage interest on loans up to $1 million, plus the interest on an additional $100,000 in home equity...
High-Tax States Scheming to Offset New Tax Law Impact
April 2018
The new GOP tax law places high income and property tax states at a distinct disadvantage. Before the new tax bill, any and all state and local taxes (commonly referred to as SALT) could be...
General Business News
Tips on Running an Effective Email Marketing Campaign
March 2018
According to Statista, of the globe's 3.7 billion email users, 233 million live in America. The same report also projected that by the end of 2020, the number of email users in the United States will...
How to Manage Remote Employees
April 2018
According to a report from FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics, the number of remote workers has increased since 2005. “The 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce Report” found that 3.9...
Stock Market News
Why Earnings Are No Longer Enough to Drive Growth
May 2018
Rising interest rates make a different animal of the stock market. Unlike when interest rates are steady or declining, positive earnings (overall for the market, not necessarily individual stocks) just...
Trade Wars on the Horizon?
What This Could Mean for Financial Markets
April 2018
The Trump administration’s recent flurry of trade moves is spiking uncertainty and confusion among financial markets. His imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum as well as levies on Chinese...
Financial Planning
Impact of International Trade Tariffs
May 2018
In March of this year, the Trump Administration made good on campaign promises by announcing a new global trade policy that it believes will better serve Americans. Specifically, it features...
Dividend Stocks Can Be Reliable Source of Income for Retirees
April 2018
The low interest rate environment of recent years has presented challenges to retirees who rely on bonds to supplement retirement income. Low rates and sustained equity outperformance have made stocks more...
What's New in Technology
Business Ethics for Customer Data
May 2018
Many computer users are reluctant to engage in online shopping, banking or investment transactions for fear that their account information will be stolen. According to the Identity Theft Resources...
Deep Learning for Deeper Understanding
April 2018
We all learn in different ways. Some people are book smart, meaning they glean knowledge from reading books. Others learn better through classroom or one-on-one instruction. Still others learn by doing – maybe...
Tip of the Month
Six Good Reasons Your Company Needs a Blog
May 2018
So what’s all the fuss about blogs? Do they really help your business? Here are a few of the many reasons that they do....
How to Build an Effective Team in the Workplace
April 2018
When it comes to the workplace, teamwork is an important part of any organization’s ability to accomplish goals. However, creating an effective team is not easy. Based on a survey from McKinsey &...
Congress at Work
Aid for African countries, national wildlife refuges, Social Security beneficiaries and Secret Service Agents
May 2018
Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 (H.R. 4547) – Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), this bill is designed to protect Social Security beneficiaries (approximately 8 million)...
Federal Budget Allocated, Low-Income Veterans Protected, and Rural Phone Services to Meet Quality Standards
April 2018
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R. 1625) – This is the latest budget bill that appropriates $1.3 trillion of Treasury funds until the end of September – which is the end of the fiscal year. The following...
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
Handling Negative Online Reviews
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
Reverse Mortgages: Easy to get, but worth the price?
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?