Articles for June 2019
Tax and Financial News
When Saving for Retirement in Taxable Account Is a Good Idea
June 2019
Most people associate saving for retirement with tax deferred or non-taxable accounts: 401(k)s, 403(b)s, Traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, etc. The tax benefits of these types of retirement accounts give...
HSA Accounts and Their Incredible Long-term Benefits
May 2019
Pretty much everyone has heard about 401(k) plans, but beyond these – Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) also can be great retirement vehicles. HSAs are tax-advantaged savings accounts for those with...
General Business News
How to Make the Most of Margins and Markups
June 2019
When it comes to gross margins and the American economy, they vary widely throughout the country's industries. When New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business recently compiled gross margin...
How to Budget for Estimated Tax Payments
May 2019
According to a March 22 Internal Revenue Service News Release, 2018 federal tax filers might be able to have any penalties for an underpayment of estimated tax removed. This could be possible if they've paid at least...
Stock Market News
How Will Increased Business Productivity Impact Business Earnings Reports?
June 2019
During the first three months of 2019, non-farm labor productivity grew 3.6 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is coupled with a 4.1 percent increase in output, along with hours worked...
CPI and Consumer Spending: How Will It Affect Stocks in 2019?
May 2019
With the price of lettuce increasing by 15 percent over the past 12 months at the end of February, and television prices dropping 17 percent during the same period, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,...
Financial Planning
Social Security: News, Tips and Trends
June 2019
There are a number of threats that both retirees and pre-retirees are facing right now when it comes to drawing Social Security benefits. For example, there’s a new scam this year. Seniors are being solicited...
Coverage and Tax Considerations For Work-Sponsored Life Insurance
May 2019
While employers have cut back on pensions and their 401(k) plans do not offer the same level of retirement income security, they have stepped up in the area of life insurance. The majority of...
What's New in Technology
Small Business Survey: How Are Today's SMBs Using Technology?
June 2019
One way to reduce the overhead associated with hiring workers is to make efficient use of technology. According to a recent survey by CompTIA, 73 percent of midsize businesses and 56 percent of firms with...
What To Expect From 10G Data Speed
May 2019
When it comes to smartphones, speed and connectivity is generally referenced by generation. For example, the industry is currently focused on creating 5G networks....
Tip of the Month
Best Road Trips on a Budget
June 2019
Summer is here and it’s time for getting out of town. However, you don’t want to set off on the open road without a plan. While there are an endless number of places to visit across the United States, here...
5 Ways to Get a Jump on Next Year's Taxes
May 2019
Yes, tax season is officially over. And you might be kicking back and relaxing, putting off thinking about next year’s taxes as long as you can. However, smart taxpayers know that the more...
Congress at Work
Enhanced Funding for Shooting Practice and Bulletproof Vests
June 2019
Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act (H.R. 1222 – The Pittman-Robertson Act, passed in 1937, imposes an excise tax on the sale of firearms, archery gear and...
Vetoes, Resolutions and Recognition
May 2019
Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 (H.J.Res. 46) – This resolution was an effort to block the national emergency declared by President Trump to redirect funds to build a wall at the...