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  • Big box of fraud – How businesses can prevent office supply scams

    Summer 2016
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Office supply scams have been around for decades, catching even the most mindful owners and employees off guard. This article discusses how such fraud schemes work and what businesses need to watch out for. It notes that the best way to stop office supply scams is to prevent them from starting.

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  • “Double dipping” might sometimes be OK in divorce cases

    March / April 2016
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: “Double dipping” is generally understood as the double counting of a marital asset in a marital dissolution — once in the property division and again in the spousal support award. But, courts may frown on double dipping. This article discusses a recent case, where the Ohio Court of Appeals rejected not only this definition of “double dipping” but also its previous holding prohibiting double dipping.

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  • Micro-donations – Good things come in small packages

    Winter 2016
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Donations to nonprofits plunged during the latest recession and have been edging their way to healthier levels ever since. But many contributors today can afford only small gifts in a still-tight economy. This article discusses the advantages of asking for, and accepting, micro-donations. It also addresses the importance of appreciating these donors and substantiating their gifts. A sidebar highlights some tools for online fundraising.

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  • Take a hard look before adding a financial executive

    Winter 2016
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Bringing on a CFO or a controller to handle the financial operations at an auto dealership is a big decision. This article describes a number of factors that management must consider, including the dealership’s size, the benefits of the hire and the time and money involved in such a commitment.

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  • Should manufacturers consider the expired research tax credit?

    Summer 2015
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: On Dec. 31, 2014, the research credit expired yet again. The congressional track record of continually renewing this credit suggests that it’ll be available again in 2015. This article provides a four-factor test that research expenses must pass to qualify for this tax break and explains various ways the credit may be calculated, so manufacturers can be prepared if Congress renews the research credit again this year — or possibly file amended returns to claim the credit for recent years.

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  • Breathing new life into unclaimed property laws

    Spring 2015
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Community hospitals might be losing out on some critical revenues simply because they have overlooked unclaimed property. This article offers some tips on how your facility can uncover funds you never knew existed.

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  • Don’t get caught short – Why buyers need to line up financing early

    February / March 2015
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Lining up deal financing before finding an acquisition target might seem like putting the cart before the horse. But given the still-volatile state of the economy, it’s important for buyers to know that they have the capital to fund a transaction. This article discusses several ways to secure financing and notes some of the risk factors that banks will ask about.

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  • Stop, drop and take your financial pulse

    June / July 2014
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: At midyear, it’s important to evaluate progress toward financial goals made at the beginning of a new year and determine where to go and how to get there. This article discusses creating a personal net worth statement and maintaining financial health by practicing risk management. It also takes a look at retirement and estate planning.

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  • Selling your company – Hold on to key employees with bonuses and perks

    October / November 2013
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: If a handful of key players are critical to a company’s value, it’s important to provide them with incentives to stay until the M&A deal closes, as well as through the integration process. This article describes the importance of keeping key people in the loop and discusses some of the financial and nonfinancial incentives that might be used to retain them.

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  • Audit readiness – Get your ducks in a row

    Fall 2012
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Having an outside audit doesn’t have to be a time-consuming or complicated event. The key is to prepare one’s dealership for the audit, so that it will go smoothly. This article explains how to anticipate workpaper requests, assign staff to assist the auditors with inventory test counts, and take advantage of auditor suggestions to improve business operations.

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  • 5 tips for limiting damage from a public relations crisis

    April / May 2012
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: A disaster plan can save a nonprofit’s important data from destruction suffered in an earthquake, flood or other natural disaster. But what about a nonnatural disaster, such as a financial scandal or other public maelstrom? This article offers five tips for limiting damage to a not-for-profit’s reputation from a public relations crisis, including having a plan and training specified employees to communicate with the media.

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  • Not fade away: Rolling over a 401(k) plan

    Fall 2011
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Rolling over a previously established 401(k) can simplify and consolidate the management of retirement accounts, and a number of different paths are available. It may be advantageous to roll the funds into a new 401(k) or an IRA, either directly or indirectly. Or, if one is facing a medical or financial emergency, it’s possible to cash out a 401(k) instead of rolling it over — but doing so is risky. This article explains the pros and cons of the various options.

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  • Putting the “state” in your estate plan

    June / July 2011
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: At least until current tax law expires in 2013, married couples with combined estates worth less than $10 million need not concern themselves with federal estate taxes. However, as federal taxes become less significant, state estate taxes — including inheritance and estate taxes — take on a more prominent role. And, as this article explains, overlooking their potential impact can be costly. But there are strategies that can help.

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  • Financial restatements – What do they really tell you?

    February / March 2011
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: Lenders should be concerned about the accuracy of the accounting information in borrowers’ financial statements. But there may be “honest” reasons why borrowers need to correct their financial statements, such as when complex accounting principles are misinterpreted. This article examines some of those factors and shows how to minimize dependence on bad numbers.

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  • Is your 529 plan underwater?

    November / December 2010
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: A 529 plan continues to be one of the most powerful tools available for financing higher education costs. They offer generous contribution limits, creditor protection, minimal impact on financial aid eligibility and various gift and estate tax advantages. Like most investment vehicles, however, these plans aren’t immune to market risk, and many have experienced significant losses over the last couple of years. This article describes an often-overlooked strategy to consider if a 529 plan is “underwater” — that is, its current value is less than the amount contributed to it.

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  • General contractor focus – Separate the good from the bad with subcontractor prequalification

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: With the economy stuck in slow-mo, general contractors may find the list of subcontractors who want to bid on their projects is growing. The challenge is to separate the good subs from the bad before you put them on a job. This article discusses how a solid prequalification process can help general contractors ensure that they work only with financially sound, qualified subs who will perform as promised. (Updated 4/20/12)

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