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  • 5 tips for keeping student loans under control

    September / October 2017
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: Given the skyrocketing cost of higher education, most college students need some form of financial assistance. But it’s important to plan student loans carefully to avoid a financial nightmare after graduation. This article provides five tips for keeping them under control.

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  • 4 tips for strengthening cyber security

    Summer 2016
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: Law firms of all sizes have sensitive information that makes them vulnerable to data breaches. This article outlines four strategies for preventing — or, at worst, minimizing the damage of — a cyber attack. These are encryption, employee training, cyber liability insurance coverage and recovery planning.

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  • What a difference a day makes – Keeping patients one more day can reduce costs

    Spring 2015
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: A recent study out of the Columbia Business School offers important new evidence that keeping patients in the hospital just one day longer can significantly cut readmissions, save patient lives and reduce costs. With the potential penalties for readmissions on the rise under the Affordable Care Act, hospitals would be wise to take heed of the study’s findings. This article explains how the process works.

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  • Help ensure your solvency opinion holds up in court

    November / December 2014
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: The need for a solvency opinion can arise in a variety of litigation settings, including fraudulent conveyance, bankruptcy alter ego and due diligence actions. This article explains how such analysis questions management’s assumptions and projections and how experts apply three tests — balance sheet, cash flow and adequate capital — to determine solvency.

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  • Construction Success Story — Observant contractor anticipates government audit risk

    May / June 2012
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” discusses a contractor who consulted his financial advisor after seeing an acquaintance’s company fail a government construction audit, leading to a halt on all job payments and putting the poor fellow’s contract at risk. The advisor showed how to best anticipate the risk of such an audit, and then explained the different types of government audits and some fundamental preparatory steps.

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  • The fraudulent illusion of early revenue recognition

    Spring 2012
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: Improper revenue recognition has long accounted for a substantial portion of financial statement fraud. By simply recording revenue early, a dishonest business seller trying to inflate the sale price or an employee under pressure to meet financial benchmarks can create the illusion of greater than actual profits. This article lists a number of ways early revenue recognition occurs and discusses techniques that experts can use to look for it.

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  • Practical Perspectives: Key financial issues for you and your family – Soon-to-be retirees ponder downsizing their home

    Year End 2011
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: In this issue, “Practical Perspectives” looks at the case of Gail and Allen, who visit their financial advisor to discuss the notion of buying a smaller home soon after they retire in the near future. Their advisor points out some of the factors they should consider, such as whether they have enough cash for a down payment, whether they can afford home ownership during retirement when their income is lower, and the potential difficulty of getting a mortgage for the smaller home.

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  • New IRS schedule would require tax uncertainties disclosure

    August / September 2010
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Financial Interpretation No. 48 (FIN 48), Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes, is part of a trend toward greater financial transparency and accountability. However, it’s been of limited value to the IRS, because it requires disclosure of only aggregate amounts, not itemized details about uncertain tax positions. So, for certain large corporations, the IRS plans to mandate even more detailed disclosures —in essence, ask that companies provide it with a roadmap for identifying potential tax return weaknesses.

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  • Valuations should assume reasonably prudent management

    March / April 2009
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: This brief article discusses a recent case that held that a going-concern valuation should assume a business will be managed reasonably prudently going forward, regardless of how poorly it may have been run in the past. Case citation: Cox Enterprises Inc., v. News-Journal Corporation, No. 06-16190 (11th Cir. 12/21/2007).

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  • Reduce your environmental footprint and kick up your bottom line

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: With growing concerns over pollution, global warming and wasteful consumption of nonrenewable resources, businesses are under pressure to reduce their environmental “footprint.” This article explains how making environmental responsibility a priority will enable you to help preserve the planet, and it also may help you save money and improve your business’s profitability.

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  • DEALER DIGEST – Forecast for 2009 shows climb in U.S. light vehicle sales

    July / August 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: Find out about 2009 light-vehicle sales forecasts, the “nearly new” used vehicle market and a recent accounting rule that could affect your dealership.

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  • NEWS FOR NONPROFITS – Small portion of donations benefit the poor

    April / May 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: This issue covers the patterns of giving donations to organizations that serve the economically disadvantaged; how the YouTube Nonprofit Program can broadcast your message to a larger audience; a reminder about the federal ban on political campaign activity; and the newly enacted College Cost Reduction and Access Act, which can help recruit and retain nonprofit workers.

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