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Baby Boomers – It’s Time to Make a Plan by Sharon F. Foote, ASA, CFE


Posted on December 27, 2016 by Scott Bouchner

The almost 76 million baby boomers (those born from 1946-1964, now aged 52-70 years old) have been impacting the American economy for several decades and likely will continue to be a major influence into the next two decades. The baby boomers are a generation of entrepreneurs. More businesses were founded and grown by this generation […]

IRS Lowers Standard Mileage Rates in 2017 by Andreea Cioara, CPA


Posted on December 21, 2016 by Andreea Cioara-Schinas

Employees and self-employed taxpayers who use their cars, vans or trucks for business purposes in 2017 may use a 53.5 cents per mile rate to calculate the deductible costs of operating those vehicles. This optional standard mileage rate, which is a slight decrease from the prior year, only applies to taxpayers who do not claim […]

Small Business Must Adapt to Rising Threats of Cyberattacks by Sean Chari


Posted on December 15, 2016

News about cyberattacks and security breaches at the world’s most recognized brands is becoming commonplace. However, absent from the headlines is the significant rise in cybercrime among the nation’s small businesses over the past five years.   According to Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, of all the cyberattacks that occurred throughout the world in […]

Stay Safe, Protect Identify When Shopping Online by Joseph L.Saka, CPA/PFS


Posted on December 08, 2016 by Joseph Saka

It can be argued that online shopping is a panacea of convenience for consumers. However, online retail therapy doesn’t come without risks, especially when considering the countless ways cybercriminals scam consumers and trick them into sharing private information to steal their identities or commit fraud. To avoid becoming a victim of identity theft, consumers should […]

Computer Forensic Tools, Investigative Skills Critical for Reviewing Large Amounts of Emails by Martin Prinsloo, CFE, CISA, CITP, CFF


Posted on December 07, 2016 by Martin Prinsloo

Sorting through mountains of emails to identify one single piece of evidence may seem like an impossible undertaking for the average person. Computer forensic experts, however, are well-versed in applying the right methods and using the appropriate software and other tools to turn what many consider an overwhelming and unmanageable process into a simple task […]

Consumers Face Higher Obamacare Premiums, Penalties in 2017 by Adam Cohen, CPA


Posted on December 06, 2016 by Adam Cohen

November 1, 2016, marks the start of the fourth open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. From this date through January 31, 2017, consumers may sign up via Healthcare.gov or a state-run exchange to purchase minimal essential health insurance coverage for the entirety of 2017.   For 2017, consumers face a 22 to 25 […]