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Trade Tactics: New Metals Tariffs Reflect U.S. Policy Shift

Posted on: April 13th, 2018
On March 8, 2018, President Trump imposed a global tariff of 25% on steel imports and 10% on aluminum imports.1 A tariff is a tax on a particular class of imported goods or services that is designed to help protect domestic industries from foreign competition....

How to Reverse Medicare Surcharges When Your Income Changes

Posted on: November 7th, 2017
What happens if you are a high-income Medicare beneficiary who is paying a surcharge on your premiums and then your income changes? If your circumstances change, you can reverse those surcharges....

Brick-and-Mortar: The Precarious Fate of Traditional Retail

Posted on: September 20th, 2017
The rise of e-commerce has been a disruptive force in the retail sector. In fact, 5,300 store closings were announced in the first half of 2017 — about three times as many as during the same period in 2016....

The Equifax Data Breach

Posted on: September 13th, 2017
On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting agencies, announced a massive data security breach that exposed vital personal identification data — including names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers on as many as 143 million consumers, roughly 55% of Americans age 18 and older.1...

Spring Cleaning Your Finances

Posted on: March 17th, 2017
The arrival of spring often signifies a time of renewal, a reminder to dust off the cobwebs and get rid of the dirt and grime that have built up throughout the winter season. And while most spring cleaning projects are likely focused on your home, you could take this time to evaluate and clean up your personal finances as well....

Most Caregivers Are Now Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay

Posted on: July 14th, 2016
The federal government recently extended minimum wage and overtime protections to most home health care workers. If you are hiring a caregiver for yourself or an elderly loved one, you need to become familiar with the rules, even if the paid caregiver is a family member....
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