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  • Overcome obstacles to increased efficiency

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: To improve a medical practice’s efficiency, it’s important to identify its most problematic areas. This article points out some common inefficiencies found within medical practices, which fall under three broad areas: front office, back office and physician care. The article notes that, while many other areas of inefficiencies can exist in any medical practice, these are the most common ones.

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  • Risky business – FAQs about the cost of capital

    November / December 2019
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: Under the income approach to valuing a private business interest, an expert discounts the subject company’s future earnings using a rate of return that’s based on the risk of the investment. This article answers common questions that arise when evaluating the discount rate, which is also known as the “cost of capital.”

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  • What’s the value of a noncompete?

    September / October 2019
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: Noncompete agreements can be valuable to a business. They help retain key employees, safeguard inside information and prevent unfair competition. This article explains how financial experts value noncompetes and why it’s important in M&A and beyond.

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  • Relax, but don’t forget about taxes – Owning a vacation home requires tax planning

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: A vacation home can be many things to different people. However a family plans to use their vacation home, it pays to understand the tax rules regarding income and expenses associated with the property. This article explains the tax implications of owning a vacation home.

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  • Make your charitable contributions count under the TCJA

    July / August 2018
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is likely to affect the after-tax cost of charitable contributions. This article discusses one potential strategy for increasing the tax benefits of donations by “bunching” gifts into alternating years. For individuals 70½ or older, another strategy is to make a qualified charitable distribution from an IRA.

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  • FSAs, HRAs, HSAs: The alphabet soup of health care plans

    April / May 2018
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: While tax-advantaged health care plans won’t make getting sick any easier, they can ease the sting of paying for medical expenses. Among the more common plans are Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). This article provides a brief rundown on these plans and how they can help offset some health care costs, depending on the circumstances.

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  • Teach kids the ABCs of the almighty dollar

    April / May 2016
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: Although it might seem like jumping the gun, 3- and 4-year-olds can begin grasping concepts such as needs and wants, as well as the idea that most people can’t buy everything they want. So it’s important to start teaching a child money sense. This article delves into the issues of when to start giving a child an allowance and explaining needs vs. wants. It also addresses how to talk to teenagers about money. For example, it discusses how high schoolers can be expected to take on even greater responsibility for their own expenses.

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  • Secrets of solid copyright infringement damages

    March/April 2015
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: Copyright damages can be some of the most complicated calculations damages experts make. Copyright holders generally are entitled to recover actual damages suffered as a result of infringement — measured by market value or lost profits. But, as this article explains, while the market value approach is relatively straightforward, most experts use the lost profits approach, which involves multiple elements that vary depending on the case’s circumstances.

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  • Upping the ante – USERRA case clarifies the “escalator principle”

    March / April 2014
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) prohibits employers from engaging in discrimination based on military service or obligation. One facet of the law, the “escalator principle,” requires that a veteran returning to his or her company be hired for a position that would be at least as high-ranking as one he or she would have had if not for the intervening military service. But is promotion reasonably certain if it’s not automatic? And should automatic promotion be the standard? This article looks at one case that addressed these issues. Rivera-Meléndez v. Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, No. 12-1023, Sept. 20, 2013 (1st Cir.)

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  • How your contracts can help strengthen cash flow

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: All businesses experience the ebbs and tides of cash flow at some time or another. But it can be particularly hard for a construction company experiencing hard times. Fortunately, the very document that’s signed when starting a job can help turn that tide around. This article explains how a contract that pays close attention to payment terms, retainage and change orders can guard against having insufficient cash when the need may be greatest.

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  • What should you expect from your surety?

    July / August 2011
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: The surety market remains tight in most areas of the country, so strict standards remain the norm. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for contractors to navigate the situation and get the bonding they need. This article describes the business criteria that sureties are scrutinizing, and offers suggestions as to how contractors can meet them.

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  • Do you need directors and officers insurance? To protect your assets, the answer may well be yes

    July / August 2010
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: In the current post-Sarbanes-Oxley business environment, investors expect greater transparency, and lawsuits are more common than ever. Not only can a company be held financially liable, but so can directors or officers. This is why a directors and officers (D&O) insurance policy is necessary to protect personal assets. But it’s important to determine exactly what a specific policy covers. A sidebar to this article explains why D&O insurance is important for nonprofit executives, as well.

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  • Mind your metrics – Key financial measures can keep you in the game

    March / April 2010
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: As the local market picks up or slows down, contractors need to know exactly where they stand financially to reasonably decide whether to move boldly forward or pull conservatively back. And when it comes to determining financial standing, the more accurate and precise one is, the better. That’s where certain key financial measures come into play. This article discusses such measures as return on assets and return on equity, along with a number of important ratios.

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  • “Sexual harasser” vs. “retaliation victim” – Court focuses on pretext, timing and connections

    May / June 2008
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: This article discusses the First Circuit’s ruling that a company was justified in firing an employee for sexually harassing a female co-worker, and why the court rejected the plaintiff’s allegation that the firing was in retaliation for having complained about age discrimination. Bennett v. Saint-Gobain Corp., 507 F.3d 23 (1st Cir. 2007)

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  • Generate, authenticate, substantiate – Winning the change order game

    May / June 2008
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: It’s a rare, if nonexistent, construction project that goes exactly as planned. That’s why savvy contractors know how to play the change order game. This article reveals the keys to victory — in short, contractors have got to generate, authenticate and substantiate. (Updated 4/20/12)

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