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Use Public Wi-Fi Safely

May 8, 2018 by Ed Becker

At some point, you may need to access public Wi-Fi to connect for work or personal use, even though you realize that free public Wi-Fi is often hacked, and not always so secure.  So it’s definitely worthwhile to be safety conscious.  TechPluto shares some simple tips to keep your public Wi-Fi use as safe as […]

10 Tax Liabilities You Should Know for 2018

May 4, 2018 by Ed Becker

2017 tax season should be over for most people, but we can always count on tax season coming around soon enough for the 2018 tax year.  Intuit QuickBooks shares 10 things that you could start brushing up on now for next year. 1.       You may be subjected to an alternative minimum tax (AMT), if you […]

Did You Miss Tax Day?

April 24, 2018 by OSYB Staff

It happens even to the best of us.  If you missed tax day this year, despite the extension to April 18, don’t fret too much but act promptly.  Intuit Quickkooks shares 3 steps to minimize your penalties and fees.  Here are a few step you should know and take: Understand the penalties – Most importantly, […]

You are in your 20’s, Avoid These Financial Mistakes

April 19, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Gen Y Planning’s Sophia Bera shares common mistakes that you need to avoid in your 20’s.   You are out of college and starting off your life with a brand new job and you’re feeling on top of the world.  You are enjoying the freedom of living on your own and a steady paycheck.  Life […]

Accountants: Do you See the Value of Data Analytics?

April 17, 2018 by OSYB Staff

“Accountants will be increasingly expected to add value to the business decision making within their organizations and for their clients,” comments Associate Professor Wendell Gilland, who teaches Data Analytics for Accountants at the University of North Carolina’s online Kenan-Flagler Business School. “A strong facility with data analytics gives them the toolset to help strengthen their […]

Everyone Needs to Increase Their Email Open Rates!

April 12, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Marketing emails are an important tool in your consumer outreach kit.  So spend time to write an email that will entice your customer to open and read it.  Your email may have great content,  new product information, coupons, discounts or sales, but if the email is unopenned or trashed, you will have failed.  If you […]

Do You Suspect Fraud?

April 10, 2018 by OSYB Staff

As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate and there are a few situations that you hope you do not have to include in your repertoire of business experiences.  But if you suspect fraud of any kind, you should deal with it professionally, quickly and efficiently.  Tracy Coenen, Fraud Files Forensic Accounting […]

Not too Early to Think About Your April 2019 Tax Bill

April 5, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Accounting Today shares some things to think about for next year’s tax bill.  An analysis released Wednesday by the Tax Policy Center notes that most Americans will owe less in taxes as a result of President Donald Trump’s overhaul of the U.S. tax code, but in a few jurisdictions, about one in 10 will be […]