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4/24/2018

Leaders who use humor increase employee morale and productivity but could signal it's OK to cross boundaries, argues a paper in the Academy of Management Journal. "Workplaces are bound by rules and expected behaviors, and employees usually take their cues about what is and what is not permissible from their managers," writes Oliver Staley.

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Quartz
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Oliver Staley
4/24/2018

Fraudsters are using the rollout of revamped Medicare cards as an opportunity to trick seniors into revealing financial information. The cards do not contain Social Security numbers.

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ConsumerAffairs, Fox News
4/24/2018

Erroneous beliefs regarding Social Security could adversely affect how much an individual receives in retirement. Here is a look at six misconceptions.

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CNBC
4/24/2018

Variance analysis offers benefits in terms of risk management and consistency, but a survey suggests companies use this tool in different ways. Here are best practices to make the most of this process.

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CFO
4/24/2018

Recent high-profile data breaches have brought attention to the Internal Revenue Service's and state tax authorities' protections against records given to auditors.

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The Tax Adviser
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IRS
4/24/2018

If a team member constantly dismisses or criticizes proposals, ask the person to back up the claim with facts. Even if this doesn't stop the person from complaining, it helps you prevent negativity from infecting the rest of the team.

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Forbes
4/24/2018

Owning a CPA firm can give entrepreneurial millennials the freedom to make their own decisions and the ability to make a big impact on clients.

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CPA Insider
4/24/2018

Johnston has joined the company as vice president and will become CFO at the end of June. He had been CFO at Block Real Estate Services.

4/23/2018

A 401(k) account that is loaded with stocks might be vulnerable to market downturns. Here are six strategies to minimize losses and to manage risks of a dip in the market.

4/23/2018

Although the new tax law repealed Section 199, it continues to be an important issue in Internal Revenue Service examinations for open years. Here's how the IRS is treating qualified film expenses.

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The Tax Adviser
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IRS