Articles for September, 2020
Tax and Financial News
3 State Level Tax Hikes That Might Be Coming Due to COVID-19
September, 2020
No surprise, but Americans are consuming and spending less since the coronavirus kicked in.  Retail sales dropped to 8.7 percent in March, the largest month-over-month decline since the Census Bureau started tracking this...
R&D Tax Credits May be Part of the Next Tax Relief Bill
August, 2020
As the economic impact of COVID-19 lingers and an impending second wave is on everyone’s mind, Congress is already thinking of new legislation to stimulate the economy. One of the ideas on the top of the list...
General Business News
Three Strategies Companies Can Implement to Recover Faster
September, 2020
Small businesses nationwide were already facing cash problems before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to McKinsey & Company. The firm found that almost one-third of small businesses were...
How to Develop an Employee Leave Policy During COVID-19
August, 2020
According to the United States Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act addresses how select businesses must give their workers paid sick leave...
Stock Market News
How Will Monetary Policy Impact Markets Going Forward?
September, 2020
With gold hitting $2,000 an ounce in recent days, coupled with the Federal Reserve's monetary policy creating a lot of liquidity, how will markets perform for the rest of 2020 and beyond?...
How Will the Market Price in Q2 Earnings?
August, 2020
The New York Fed Staff Nowcast predicts a negative 14.3 percent (-14.3 percent) growth of real GDP for Q2 of 2020 and a positive 13.2 percent growth of real GDP for Q3 of 2020. Clearly, the Fed...
Financial Planning
Tips for Retiring in the Next 10 Years
September, 2020
The stock market continues to perform with relative resilience, despite the current economic decline. But to be clear, without 100 percent participation in the economy – in terms of small business job...
Borrowing From Your Retirement Plan: New CARES Act Rules
August, 2020
It’s been nearly half a year since Americans first became widely aware of the coronavirus contagion within the United States. While for a brief month it looked as if we had the virus in hand, since...
What's New in Technology
How to Make the Most of Digital Marketing
September, 2020
Digital marketing is not a new phenomenon. However, new realities imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of digital marketing for businesses. Basically, digital marketing revolves around...
Robotics Carves Out Niche in Various Businesses
August, 2020
Away from the movies, robots are becoming a reality in everyday life...
Guest Writer of the Month
IRS Gears Up for Aggressive Enforcement
August, 2020
Recently, the IRS Commissioner testified before the Senate Finance Committee, sending the message that the IRS is committed to catching intentional tax evaders. There was no ambiguity in the message of his testimony to...
How to Develop a Sanitation Plan for Employee and Customer Safety
August, 2020
As part of a comprehensive strategy to cope with COVID-19 and reduce the risk of spreading it, developing a sanitation plan is a necessary tool that businesses can implement during the reopening...
Tip of the Month
Five Ways to Manage Back-to-School Stress
September, 2020
If you’re anxious about sending your children back to school, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent poll from ABC News/Ipsos showed that 45 percent of parents don’t want their kids in...
Help for People Struggling to Pay Bills
August, 2020
The impact of COVID-19 has caused many Americans to suffer hardships, one of which is struggling to make ends meet. But take heart; there are solutions. Here are a few areas in which creditors are working...
Congress at Work
Laws to Enhance Benefits for Service Members, First Responders, Veterans and to Restore National Parks and Public Lands
September, 2020
A bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to extend lease protections for servicemembers under stop movement orders in response to a local, national, or global emergency, and for other purposes (S 3637) – This...
Relief and Funding for Human Rights, Emergency Aid, Cash-Flow Assistance and New Infrastructure Projects
August, 2020
Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act (S 2746) – This bill authorizes the establishment of a new Law Enforcement Officers Suicide Data Collection Program to...