Articles for July, 2021
Tax and Financial News
Restricted Stock & RSUs: 3 Planning Tips
July, 2021
Equity compensation is becoming more mainstream and is not just for executives anymore. Grants of restricted stock or restricted stock units (RSUs) are getting to be more common than stock options – and the rules are...
The Biggest Winners and Losers in President Biden's Proposed Individual Tax Plan
June, 2021
President Biden presented his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, which focuses on expanding benefits for education, children and childcare. The Biden administration intends to pay for the plan with a series of tax...
General Business News
How to Develop a Hybrid Work Policy Post-Pandemic
July, 2021
According to a Prudential survey, 87 percent of respondents said they would prefer to work remotely at least one day per week. This is compared to 13 percent of respondents preferring to work at the office all the time. The same...
Vaccine Hesitancy: Why We Have It and How It Affects Employers and Employees
June, 2021
According to a Tufts University survey, six in ten of those surveyed are now vaccinated against COVID-19. However, almost 40 percent of the unvaccinated respondents said they won't get the vaccine. Only 28.5 percent of the...
Stock Market News
How Will Uncertain Inflation Outlook Impact Stock Market?
July, 2021
The June 16 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting Q&A session with Chairman Jay Powell and recent comments from The Fed have signaled two potential inflation rate hikes in 2023. Two days later, James Bullard, president...
Will The Federal Reserve Create a Taper Tantrum in 2021?
June, 2021
With the economy reopening and more Americans receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, the economy is expected to be operating on all cylinders. However, some economists and market analysts are afraid The Federal Reserve may create a...
Financial Planning
Wishing on a Star: Investors Pour Billions in to SPACs
July, 2021
A SPAC is a special purpose acquisition company. It is typically sponsored by a venture capitalist or a private equity firm that has expertise in a specific sector or industry, such as green technology. A SPAC launches...
Real Estate Opportunities in 2021
June, 2021
Even before the pandemic began, the U.S. residential real estate market was short on houses, with more people looking to buy than those who were selling. And yet, unlike the 2008 recession, any economic woes related to the...
What's New in Technology
Audits in Accounting: Improving Audit Quality with Data Analytics
July, 2021
Auditing is crucial to ensure the accuracy and fairness of financial information. However, one of the biggest threats to audit reputation today is data quality. This is because of the large volumes of data...
How to Choose the Right Accounting Software for your Business
June, 2021
Business accounting activities can be tedious when performed manually and are prone to errors. For these reasons, many businesses have shifted to accounting software that offers numerous benefits, including data accuracy,...
Tip of the Month
5 Tips for Going Back to the Office
July, 2021
Slowly, our world is changing. A percentage of the population has been vaccinated and many employees are headed back to the office. However, this may cause a bit of anxiety – and understandably so. Here are few...
6 Ways to Make Saving Money Fun
June, 2021
Let’s face it. Saving money is a challenge at best – and really hard the rest of the time. But what if you made it a fun game to inspire yourself to save? Here are a few ways to do just that...
Guest Article of the Month
How Senate's Rules Shape Tax Laws
June, 2021
Senate rules and procedures have a major impact on how tax laws are drafted and amended, especially when it comes to those related to the budget reconciliation process...
Congress at Work
Recognizing the Abolishment of Slavery and Compensating Law Enforcement, Overseas Federal Employees and Disaster Relief Victims
July, 2021
Juneteenth National Independence Day Act (S 475) – This bill authorizes Juneteenth National Independence Day on June 19 as a legal public holiday. The bill was introduced...
Addressing Hate Crimes, Banks Serving the Cannabis Industry and Unilateral Power to Restrict Immigration
June, 2021
Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act (HR 2547) – This bill would expand financial protections and restrictions on debt collection activities for consumers, in particular for private student...