Oct. 23, 2019 Key Elements of a Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan
Deferred compensation is a term broadly used to describe any agreement between you and your employer to hold back your compensation until a future date or event, such as your retirement.Read more
Sept. 27, 2019 New IRS Withholding Tool
As a taxpayer, were you disappointed by your 2018 tax return? Perhaps you found out that you owed taxes because your paycheck withholdings were insufficient. Or maybe your refund was smaller than you anticipated. Due to changes in tax withholding rates and limited deductions, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created surprises like these for many taxpayers. Prior to the new law, taxpayers frequently received a refund due to excess withholding.Read more
Sept. 27, 2019 Market Update for the Month Ending August 31, 2019
All major U.S. indices declined in August. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell by 1.32 percent, the S&P 500 lost 1.58 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite declined 2.46 percent.Read more
Sept. 27, 2019 You’ve Been Hacked or Spoofed: Now What?
Unfortunately, many of us who become victim to any sort of information security breach won’t know until someone else tells us. For example, we might get a message or call from a friend asking why we sent that “spammy” email with a link to a free Amazon gift card. Have we been hacked? Spoofed? And how do we prevent it from happening again?Read more
Aug. 19, 2019 Market Update for the Month Ending July 31, 2019
Positive July for U.S. markets
All major U.S. indices showed gains for July. The S&P 500 returned 1.44 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 1.12 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite gained 2.15 percent.Read more
Aug. 19, 2019 Will Trade War Lead to More Market Volatility?
On July 26, 2019, the S&P 500 peaked—but it has since dropped by almost 6 percent (as of August 3). To be sure, such a large and fast drop has rattled investors. So, what’s behind this sudden pullback—and is it likely to continue?Read more