Articles for November, 2021
Tax and Financial News
Potential New Tax on Stock Buybacks and What it Could Mean for the Financial Markets
November, 2021
President Biden’s latest spending bill could result in a new tax on corporate stock buybacks. In its most recent incarnation, the Senate version of the plan includes a 2 percent excise tax on stock buybacks. Still...
New Proposed Tax Laws
October, 2021
The House recently released a nearly 900-page proposed bill that would make major changes to current tax laws. The bill is intended in large part to help pay for both the Biden Administration’s budget and infrastructure stimulus bill....
General Business News
How to Develop Company Travel Policies Post-COVID
November, 2021
According to a recent U.S. Travel Association forecast, only about one-third of companies are requiring their employees to travel. With business travel still at a low, how can companies develop a travel policy that reduces the risk of COVID-19?...
How Businesses Can Help Employees Improve their Skills
October, 2021
Based upon a recent McKinsey Global Survey, nearly 9 in 10 (87 percent) of management and above level respondents affirmed they are currently, or within the upcoming five years...
Stock Market News
Will the Natural Gas Squeeze Derail the Recovery?
November, 2021
Energy is expected to increase in price as 2021 closes and 2022 begins, according to the Oct. 13, 2021 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)....
Does the Fed's Beige Book Forecast Negative Market Headwinds?
October , 2021
According to the Sept. 8, 2021, release of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, the U.S. economy is facing many headwinds....
Financial Planning
Flood Insurance: Insuring Your Home
November, 2021
Did you know that homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover flood damage? Because of this, homes located in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) are required by lenders to purchase...
Strategies for Paying Off Student Loans
October, 2021
Today, 70 percent of college students graduate with an average of $30,000 in student loan debt. The average payment is nearly $400 a month and will take about 20 years to pay off. On an individual level, paying off high debt can...
What's New in Technology
Why you should automate your accounts payables
November, 2021
Accounts payable (AP) is a crucial function to any business, as errors in the process put a company in problems. Although many businesses still use manual methods as they find the system to work fine, it requires a lot of...
Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing Business Accounting Technology
October, 2021
Choosing to implement new technology for your accounting needs is a big step toward improving your business. Accounting technology helps streamline the accounting system, thereby offering various benefits. However...
Tip of the Month
10 Ways to Pay Off Student Debt Faster
November, 2021
If the thought of paying off your student loan causes a bit of anxiety, worry no more. Here are some ways to pay it off faster. Check them out...
7 Ways to Save for a Home Down Payment
October, 2021
So you want to save for a down payment for your dream house, but you aren’t sure how to get there. It might even feel overwhelming. But take heart, here are some tried and true methods that you can start today that will...
Guest Article of the Month
Why the IRS Should Love NFTs
October, 2021
Sales and trading of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are soaring recently. With the emergence of major marketplace platforms such as Opensea, NFTs...
Congress at Work
Increasing the Debt Limit, Extending Government Funding, and Protecting Vets, Veteran Moms and the Capitol Police
November, 2021
Increase of Public Debt Limit(S 1301) – This bill was enacted on Oct. 14 in order to increase the public debt limit. The debt was increased by $480 billion, the amount projected by the...
Enhancing Agency Budget Transparency, Opportunities to Study Science and Environmental Protections
October, 2021
Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2021 (S 272) – This bill mandates that federal agencies must make budget justification materials publicly available online. The Office of Management and...