Estimating Your Child’s Cost of College

Going to college is one of the most important decisions you can make with your children, but it also can be one of the most expensive. Approximately 2/3 of college students receive grants to help cover the costs. Scholarships are another way to cover the expense. Take a look at the various college options available …

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Tips to Help Organizations Understand the Tax-Exempt Application Process

The following article was published by the IRS. Organizations that want to apply for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code use a Form 1023-series application. Here are some things organizations should know to help them understand the process: The application must be complete. It must also include the user fee. The application …

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Cloud Storage, Thumb Drive or Disk Drive? Pros and Cons

The following article was published by the SBA. Today’s businesses need to store more data than ever before. In fact, data storage requirements are growing by about 40 percent each year. However, you need to make sure that the storage solutions you choose are going to keep your data secure. In fact, there were an …

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Wedding Plans and Taxes

The following article was published by the IRS. Couples who got married this year know there are a lot of details in planning a wedding. Along with the cake and gift registry, their first tax return as a married couple should be on their checklist. The IRS has tips and tools to help newlyweds consider …

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How to Market with Brand Advocates

The following article was published by the SBA. You’ve undoubtedly heard of influencer marketing—the concept of using popular social media influencers to help promote your business brand. For a small business, however, working with influencers can sometimes be beyond your budget. That’s where brand advocates can come in. Keep reading to learn what brand advocates …

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How are Interest Rates Determined and What Affects Interest Rates

You've likely noticed that interest rates on loans and savings accounts can change from time to time. Interest rates fluctuate primarily due to actions the Federal Reserve takes to keep our economy stable. The Federal Reserve's job is to keep prices stable and to encourage job creation. It balances the demands of inflation and the …

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