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  • ‘Master’ The Augusta Rule and Save Money on Your Taxes

    Posted Date May 1, 2024 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    Anyone who lives in a highly seasonal tourist destination knows you can make money on short-term rentals during events and festivities in your city or town. Think high concentration, short-term, tourist-driven events such as horse racing season in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., or The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga. As a result, it is common for locals to get out of dodge and rent out their place during these highly lucrative periods. Typically, this is just for a very brief period while they are on vacation somewhere else themselves, for instance. Given these circumstances, Congress realized it does not make sense... View Article

  • How to Calculate Operating Return on Assets

    Posted Date May 1, 2024 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    During Q3 of 2023, businesses in the United States made approximately $3.3 trillion, according to Statista. This is right behind the third quarter of 2022, when corporations in America made even more money. These figures are the net income of the respective periods, according to the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA). With profits reaching all-time highs since Q3 of 2012, understanding how businesses can analyze their profitability ratios through the Operating Return on Assets (OROA) ratio is another helpful tool for number crunchers. Defining OROA This calculation helps business owners and analysts determine how well a business is run.... View Article

  • Part 2: Pre-Retirement Planning Guide

    Posted Date May 1, 2024 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    There are many steps to planning for retirement. Some are legal and financial, some are about communication, and some involve introspection – thinking about your life now and how you want to live the rest of it. By the time most people start thinking about a retirement plan, they have a pretty decent foundation. Perhaps its assets – a house, savings, a retirement portfolio. Perhaps a strong social network comprised of family, friends, and colleagues. Furthermore, most folks have a sense of who they are, what they like, and what they don’t like. Some people may have all three of... View Article

  • 6 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

    Posted Date May 1, 2024 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    Gosh, it feels great to get that tax refund. Dreams of a much-needed vacation or a splurge on something you’ve been craving might be running through your mind. However, as unexciting as this sounds, you might want to spend this chunk of change on things that really matter. Here’s a list of smart uses for your tax refund that you’ll be glad you acted upon. Build an Emergency Fund Let’s face it. We depend on our machines to make life easier. However, these metal contraptions can (and will) break down. When this happens and you have money socked away, you... View Article

  • Factors to Consider when Choosing Customer Relationship Management Tools

    Posted Date May 1, 2024 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    Customer relationship management (CRM) plays an important role in documenting, tracking, and managing relationships and interactions with existing and potential customers. It allows businesses to develop stronger customer connections, improve retention, boost sales, enhance customer satisfaction, and drive long-term profitability and growth. Luckily, technological advances have made it possible to have CRM tools that automate these processes. With numerous options available in the market, it’s crucial to carefully evaluate the factors influencing the selection of the right CRM tool. 8 Factors You Should Consider When Choosing a CRM Tool CRM tools are built differently, and it is important to evaluate... View Article

  • Funding Foreign Military and Humanitarian Aid, Setting up a Tik Tok Ban, and Re-Authorizing Foreign Surveillance on U.S. Soil

    Posted Date May 1, 2024 Posted Time 12:00 pm Published in

    Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 (HR 8035) – Introduced on April 17, this bill authorizes $60 billion to provide military aid to support Ukraine in its war against Russian invasion. More than a third of this allocation will fund U.S. manufacturing for the replenishment of weapons, stocks and facilities. The bill passed in the House on April 20, in the Senate on April 23, and was signed by the President on April 24. The President indicated that up to $1 billion in weapons supplies for Ukraine would begin delivery within hours. Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 (HR 8034)... View Article

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