Articles for November, 2019
Tax and Financial News
Tax Changes 2019
November, 2019
With the start of the fourth quarter of 2019 underway, it's time to see what the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will expect of filers for their 2019 taxes. The following are a list of major changes that filers need to be aware of...
General Business News
LIFO Versus FIFO and How Each Method Values Inventory
November, 2019
As the name implies, First-In, First-Out (FIFO) is a way for companies to value their inventory. The first items put into inventory or produced by the company are accordingly the first taken out of inventory or...
Stock Market News
How Will Ongoing China Trade Tensions Tensions Impact Consumer Spending?
November, 2019
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau, retail sales came in at a negative 0.3 percent for September, even though it's still 4.1 percent more than September 2018's report. The...
Financial Planning
What to Expect and How to Prepare for a Recession
November, 2019
Economists generally determine that the country has fallen into a recession after two consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product (GDP) growth. Since 1967, the United States has experienced seven recessions...
What's New in Technology
How to Stay Safe with Business Email Compromise on the Rise
November, 2019
According to a report by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released in July, financial institutions have incurred more than $9 billion in losses due to Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes...
Tip of the Month
5 Ways to Save on Holiday Gifting
November, 2019
Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner. And try as you might, overspending is real – whether you plan ahead or wait until the last minute. With this in mind, here are a few ways to get a handle...
Congress at Work
Fighting Foreign Terrorism on Homeland Soil, Increased Protections for Clean Water and Low-Income Veterans, and New Appropriations for FY2020
November, 2019
This bill promotes the identification and determent of terrorist activity from reaching the homeland, and enhances the United States government’s ability to respond to terrorism, including emerging...