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  • Selling a home in today’s market

    February / March 2008
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 550

    Abstract: Slumping sales in the single-family home real estate market is a reason for concern for anyone needing to sell their home. This article offers some practical advice for getting your home in marketable condition. Plus, it offers options to consider if it doesn’t sell quickly, such as selling to a real estate investor, auctioning it off or leasing it out.

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  • Pssst! Have you heard? Word-of-mouth marketing can help you build your business

    February / March 2008
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 313

    Abstract: This short article discusses why word-of-mouth marketing (a.k.a. referrals) is one of the best, most cost-effective ways to grow your business. Although you may be relying on successful product and service delivery to grow your company, you can maximize these opportunities by developing a program to handle referrals. This article explains how to do it. (Updated 1/4/12)

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  • The 4-1-1 on FIN 48 – New accounting rules can be taxing

    February / March 2008
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 651

    Abstract: Under the new FIN 48 accounting rules, some organizations must disclose uncertain tax positions on their financial statements. If you’re like many business owners, you may be concerned that these new requirements will not only increase your costs and affect your company’s earnings, but also provide the IRS and state taxing authorities with ammunition they can use during an audit. This article delves into the topic and attempts to answer these questions: Do the new rules apply to you? What does FIN 48 require? What about state taxes?

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  • Figuring out dependent tax breaks isn’t child’s play

    February / March 2008
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 864

    Abstract: Caring for children or other dependents may entitle you to a variety of tax breaks. But just because you support another person financially doesn’t mean that you’ll qualify. This article explores the intricacies of the tax code, and attempts to decode the IRS’s definition of “qualifying child.” Unlike previous definitions, which generally required that you provide more than half of a dependent’s support, the new definition relies on residency. This article also outlines four tests that a qualifying child must meet. A helpful sidebar discusses how to determine who’s entitled to tax benefits if more than one person claims a benefit with respect to the same child.

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  • Healthy computers = better performance

    February / March 2008
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 627

    Abstract: If you’re like most people, you know the feeling of your stomach dropping to the floor when a computer malfunctions or crashes. That feeling can turn to sheer panic when the computer malfunction is companywide. This article explains why maintaining your computers is critical to enabling and sustaining your business operations, and it offers practical advice on how to keep your company’s computers humming.

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