News & Articles

Articles for May, 2020
Tax and Financial News
Be Right About Free Money: Potential Legal Risks of the Paycheck Protection Loan Program
May, 2020
One of the most important provisions of the CARES Act for small businesses is called the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is a $349 billion program designed to assist small businesses (fewer than 500 employees) facing...
Should You File an Amended 2018 Return?
April, 2020
During the holiday season in December, Congress passed the Consolidated Budget Appropriations Act of 2020. Included in this Act was a tax package that renewed more than 24 tax...
General Business News
Understanding the High-Low Method
May, 2020
When it comes to cost accounting, the high-low method is an approach that's used to break mixed costs into either a variable or fixed cost. Although it's straightforward, it's important to do...
CARES Act - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
April 2020
On March 27, President Donald Trump signed into law a historic $2 trillion stimulus package designed to provide economic relief to individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic....
Stock Market News
How Will U.S. Employment Figures, Coronavirus Impact Job Markets?
May, 2020
With the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) signed into law by President Trump on March 27, this set into motion major initiatives by the U.S. government in response to...
Understanding the Oil War between Russia and Saudi Arabia
April, 2020
Over the past six years, domestic crude oil has experienced a volatile ride. 2014 saw the emergence of American shale as producers were attracted to the $114 price levels. However, in 2016 the price for a barrel eventually...
Financial Planning
Prospects for Investing in the 2020s
May, 2020
The third decade of the 21st century started out with a vigorous economy, record low unemployment levels and benign inflation. But late in the first quarter over the span...
The Economic Impact of Coronavirus
April, 2020
In the days ahead, the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be described in economic terms as a Black Swan. This phrase is used to describe an event that: 1) was unpredictable; 2) causes severe...
What's New in Technology
Heightened Hacking as Corona Pandemic Worsens; How to Avoid Being a Victim
May, 2020
Since the escalation of COVID-19 cases, malicious activity from cybercriminals is also on the rise....
New to Remote Working? Here are Some Tips for Staying Productive
April, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rise in remote working. Even organizations that have always been against it have their employees working from home. With some areas experiencing complete...
Guest Writer of the Month
COVID-19 Recovery Responses are Crucial for Companies to Thrive in the Future
May, 2020
With the coronavirus spreading across the globe, catching individuals and governments off guard, business owners have not fared any better. While the virus is having a grave impact on the health of millions across the globe...
Answers to Common Questions About the Coronavirus Stimulus Checks
April, 2020
So many checks and even more questions! There is a lot of confusion out there over the details surrounding the coronavirus stimulus checks, so below we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers....
Tip of the Month
Six Industries Hiring During the Shutdown
May, 2020
During to the government shutdown as a result of COVID-19, sadly, millions have lost their jobs. However, there is a silver lining: there are some industries that, because of the shutdown, are actually...
6 Financial Tips for an Emergency
April, 2020
The effect of the coronavirus on our lives is unprecedented. While we’re all sheltering in place while trying to manage our daily tasks, it’s undoubtedly taking a toll on us mentally, physically...
Congress at Work
More Coronavirus Relief, Plus Beefed-Up Security for Technology, the Elderly, and Children Born to U.S. Citizens Serving Overseas
May, 2020
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (HR 748) – This legislation provided $2 trillion of stimulus relief in response to the coronavirus crisis. Provisions of the bill include...
Focused Almost Exclusively on Mitigating the Health and Economic Impact of the Coronavirus
April, 2020
Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (HR 6074) – Introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), this was the first bill passed to authorize funding in response to the...