Is a Work-Life Balance Achievable?
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Is a Work-Life Balance Achievable?

Source:  UnitedCP.com Written by Jarrod Upton, CFP, MBA Most of us lead very busy lives. We are striving to juggle career goals and ambitions, while cultivating our personal lives beyond the workplace. For most, that includes time with our families, as well as the pursuit of health, leisure and recreational activities. This inherent tension between...

Six Tips to Protect Your Computer From Cyber Intrusion
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Six Tips to Protect Your Computer From Cyber Intrusion

Source:  FBI Cyber Crime Unit Below are some key steps to protecting your computer from intrusion: Keep Your Firewall Turned On: A firewall helps protect your computer from hackers who might try to gain access to crash it, delete information, or even steal passwords or other sensitive information. Software firewalls are widely recommended for single computers....

Americans’ financial well-being reaches its highest level in 10 years
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Americans’ financial well-being reaches its highest level in 10 years

Source AICPA.com Written by Samiha Khanna Americans enjoyed a 10-year high in their personal financial standing during the second quarter of 2017, according to the AICPA’s Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi). The index weighs positive and negative economic factors that contribute to the personal financial well-being of the average American. A positive rating means that financial...

Making Peace With Money
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Making Peace With Money

By PAULA F. OSENNI, CFP July 2017 Source:  Kiplinger You work. You Save. You invest and diversify. You spend responsibly (well, most of the time!). But you are not really at peace with your finances. You are anxious about the future. About the markets. About your choices. You worry about college and retirement. You never really...

IRS Warns of New Phone Scam
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IRS Warns of New Phone Scam

IRS Warns of New Phone Scam Involving Bogus Certified Letters; Reminds People to Remain Vigilant Against Scams, Schemes this Summer IR-2017-107, June 15, 2017 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today warned people to beware of a new scam linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), where fraudsters call to demand an immediate...

Memorial Day History
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Memorial Day History

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration...

Home Office Deduction Often Overlooked by Small Business Owners
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Home Office Deduction Often Overlooked by Small Business Owners

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded small business owners who work from a home office that there are two options for claiming the Home Office Deduction. The Home Office Deduction is often overlooked by small business owners. As part of National Small Business Week (April 30-May 6), the IRS is highlighting a series...

5 IRS Audit Red Flags
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5 IRS Audit Red Flags

Certain things on your tax return could attract unwanted attention from Uncle Sam. 5 IRS Audit Red Flags Kiplinger By REBECCA DOLAN, Contributing Writer March 17, 2017 Although there’s no sure way to avoid an audit, these red flags could increase your chances of unwanted IRS attention. SEE ALSO:23 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions 1. Failing...

U.S. Economic Optimism Surges
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U.S. Economic Optimism Surges

By Neil Amato   |   March 8, 2017 U.S. companies are performing well. Revenue outlook is the highest it has been in more than two years. Ditto for profit. Which helps explain why more companies are planning to expand than at any time since late 2014, new data indicate. Add to that mix a domestic...