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4/25/2017

Baby boomers who haven't saved enough for retirement may have an opportunity to catch up after their children move out of the home. In addition, cutting expenses and putting in a few extra years of work can help to close a retirement-savings shortfall.

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4/25/2017

As June 30 year-end audits approach, learn more about the top four accounting concerns not-for-profits face and how they can proactively manage them.

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AICPA Insights
4/25/2017

Though Americans' personal financial well-being remains high, rising interest rates may be beginning to wear on them, according to first-quarter results of the Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi), which show a 1.6-point decline from the previous quarter.

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4/25/2017

The American middle class has not made the same strides that its counterparts in Western Europe have, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. The proportion of adults in middle-income households declined in the US between 1991 and 2010 while increasing 2 percentage points in France, the study found.

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Pew Research Center
4/25/2017

Taxpayers and practitioners may believe that the cash method of accounting is only available for small businesses and individual taxpayers, but it actually can be used by a wider range of taxpayers. This article looks at who qualifies and the advantages of using the cash method.

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The Tax Adviser
4/25/2017

"Not my job" and "not my style" are two common objections when the topic of sales is mentioned in a business environment. Sales culture can mean far more than being a designated salesperson.

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CGMA Magazine online
4/25/2017

Running an effective meeting requires following a few simple steps, beginning with setting an agenda. This article offers tips from business leaders on how to get everyone to contribute and make sure meetings are an effective use of your team's time.

4/25/2017

Pieper was chief accounting officer and treasurer.

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Land O' Lakes
4/24/2017

The first step to developing an effective learning program is to find the gaps in your team's knowledge. A structured program with clearly defined learning objectives and a real-world focus will best fill these gaps.

4/24/2017

There was a 5% drop in risk-related expenses last year as companies paid less for property-casualty coverage, according to a study by the Risk and Insurance Management Society.

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CFO.com