Black Friday Holiday Shopping Tips

But the day after Thanksgiving has morphed into an entire seasonal sales holiday if you know which stores are offering deals and when. Developing a shopping strategy by using online coupons, rebates and loyalty programs can bring those sales prices down even further. So what is predicted for this holiday season?
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5 Ways to Spot Fake IRS Phone Calls

The Internal Revenue Service continues to warn taxpayers across the country of a series of scam phone calls from people pretending to be IRS officials in order to get sensitive personal information. The agency recently issued a new consumer alert to provide taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves.
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Long-Term Care Costs Need Planning

Long-term care is probably going to be the biggest hit to your retirement, but few are willing to face those cost square on and plan for it.
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Tips for Starting a Small Business

The 23 million small businesses in this country are responsible for 54% of all U.S. sales, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Do you ever dream of launching your own company? If you do, the Texas Society of CPAs has a few tips to help you get off on the right foot.
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Disaster Planning Can Make A Difference

Could your business bounce back if a disaster occurred? A minimum of 25% of small to midsize businesses that close temporarily due to a natural or other disaster ultimately never open their doors again, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. It is possible to weather any type of business interruption, however, if you’re properly prepared. Texas Society of CPAs offers these tips to ensure you’re ready for anything.
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