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October 31st, 2014

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Three big ways small-business owners can save on taxes

If you own a small business, every dollar matters – especially when it comes to taxes. Whether your business is a partnership or corporation, Uncle Sam offers some sizeable deductions to lower your liability, allowing you to put those dollars toward capital and employees. Easy-to-use tax preparation solutions have bec...

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Key tax law changes that could impact your return

The majority of this year’s key tax law changes were the result of two acts – the Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as Obamacare, and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The easiest way to navigate all the tax law changes and determine if you qualify for hundreds of tax benefits, is to use an online or mo...

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Job searching skills to help boost confidence

Finding employment can be a full-time job these days. High numbers of job seekers can make it a challenge for those looking for long-term jobs and careers. Before your confidence begins to wane, it can help to remember that the skills applied to a search for employment can strengthen performance on the job. “With a thoughtful and determined a...

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Small businesses go leaner, more effective with technology tools

While the Great Recession convinced many big corporations to improve efficiency and reduce spending, small businesses have historically known the value of operating “lean and mean.” Many have never had another option, and have always had to accomplish more with less. Fortunately, technology is making it easier than ever for small-busine...

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Career opportunities booming for financial professionals

At a time when unemployment still remains relatively high and competition for jobs is stiff, the career as a personal financial professional holds much promise for graduating college students and career-changers. While the national unemployment rate hovers at 7.3 percent, as of September 2013, jobs as personal financial advisers are among the faste...

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Three easy holiday shopping strategies

Thanksgiving comes late this year, which means a shorter-than-usual holiday shopping season. If you’re not the type to buy gifts throughout the year, getting an early start on holiday shopping can help ensure you have enough time to find gifts for everyone on your list – and perhaps, most importantly, save money. Here are three things t...

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Summer jobs: stepping stones to something bigger

As millions of high school students prepare to head back to the classroom in just a few weeks, many may reflect on their summer jobs serving tables, operating cash registers, tracking inventory and assisting customers. To most, those summer jobs were solely for the purpose of having a little extra cash, or maybe to build a college resume. But stude...

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Think mobile: marketing tips for local businesses

No doubt about it, mobile technology is transforming the way consumers live and businesses operate. Today nearly 5 billion people use mobile phones around the world, with 1 billion of those phones being smartphones. According to research conducted by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Americans check their smartphones more than 15...

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Nurses respond to growing diversity in health care

Since 2010, legislation outlined in the Affordable Care Act has and will continue to guide the U.S. health care system through a series of changes that will allow it to adapt to innovation, technological advances and the needs of millions of new patients. The industry is rapidly evolving to respond to unprecedented challenges, including the rising...

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Americans concerned about outliving their money

What concerns Americans the most as they look ahead toward the retirement years? One of their biggest worries is outliving their money, according to a recent survey by Prudential Retirement. A substantial 71 percent of survey respondents fear they may not have enough retirement income to last a lifetime. Only one in five are highly confident they w...

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