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May 2017

strong corporate earnings

Strong and Steady Markets, Oil Prices Fall

The markets marched ahead last week with the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ reporting all-time records, albeit just slightly above previous...

Debt concept

Volatility Returns to Markets, Household Debt Rises

Early last week, both the S&P and NASDAQ recorded all time highs before tumbling along with the Dow as political concerns...

Tips for creating a secure password

Tips for Safeguarding Your Passwords

As we do more of our daily activities online, including filing taxes, we become more vulnerable to security compromises, such as...

Retail Sales Soft

Markets Ignore the Politics, Retail Earnings Soft

Markets tuned out noise from Washington last week and continued to focus on economic fundamentals. Mildly rebounding retail sales and strong...

hobby vs profession

Tax Tip: Report Income Earned from a Hobby

Across the country, millions of people have passions they pursue on the side, earning money from their hobbies and interests. Even...

Markets Stay Steady, Economic Signals Mixed

Last week, stocks rose but floated within a narrow trading range. By Friday, however, both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ...

How to Amend Your Tax Returns

How to Amend Errors on Filed Tax Returns

Filing your taxes can be a complicated, cumbersome process. As a result, errors sometimes slip through and make it into the...

Corporate earnings

Strong Markets and Slow GDP

Stocks continued their advance on generally strong earnings reports this week despite the GDP report showing a slow first quarter economy....