150 largest cities ranked for retirement friendliness | Using a business sale to fund retirement | Tax treatment of loans from hospitals to newly recruited physicians
August 18, 2017
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150 largest cities ranked for retirement friendliness
WalletHub has compiled a list of the best and worst cities for retirement, reviewing the 150 largest metropolitan areas based on factors such as cost of living, home health care and leisure. Orlando, Fla.; Tampa, Fla.; and Miami are the top three destinations.
CNBC (8/15) 
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Using a business sale to fund retirement
Proceeds from a small-business sale can boost retirement savings, but the sale can be a challenging and emotional process. In addition to getting a valuation for the business and implementing a succession plan, ensuring employees have necessary training is important.
U.S. News & World Report (8/16) 
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Tax Spotlight
Tax treatment of loans from hospitals to newly recruited physicians
Because the loans might be recharacterized as compensation, which can trigger unexpected income and payroll taxes for the doctor, care must be taken to ensure the loans are bona fide debt.
Tax Insider (8/17) 
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10 Tips for Getting Paid Faster
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Career Development
3 tips for millennials who want to give back
Studies have shown giving back is important to many millennials, and CPAs are uniquely positioned to use their professional skills for good. Read these three tips to jump-start your community service.
AICPA Insights (8/17) 
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Small talk is key to networking
Work on your ability to engage in small talk if you want to be a better networker. Encourage others to talk about themselves, and practice small talk instead of getting on your phone when you're in public without anything else to do.
Inc. online (8/15) 
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What employees want to hear
Employees want to feel valued, to receive respect and to be acknowledged. Managers should also know teams want constructive feedback.
LeaderCommunicator Blog (8/14) 
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How to develop an effective cybersecurity program
Many companies are making only small investments in cybersecurity and aren't sure how to handle the problem, says Dave Mahon of CenturyLink. Evaluating corporate strategy can be a good place to start when developing a cybersecurity program.
ComputerWeekly (UK) (8/15) 
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Advisory Services
6 planning ideas for advising entrepreneurs
When advising business owners, paying close attention to key planning considerations can help them keep their business and personal finances on track.
AICPA Insights (8/17) 
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Market Update
Factory production dipped in July
Factory production declined 0.1% in July, according to the Federal Reserve. Overall industrial production, which includes mines and utilities, climbed 0.2%.
CNBC/The Associated Press (8/17),  Bloomberg (8/17) 
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Here & There
Tips for successful eclipse travel
Many people are traveling to sites along the solar eclipse's path of totality, the prime viewing area. Despite the surge in business, there are still ways to save money -- and avoid scams -- when booking accommodations.
ABC News (8/17) 
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