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Student Loan Debt: It Isn’t Just for Millennials

The increasing student loan debt burden of older Americans has serious implications for their financial security.

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Manufacturers Can Benefit From Valuable R&D Tax Credits

Manufacturers have the opportunity to take advantage of valuable federal and state tax credits for their research and development activities.

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When Disaster Strikes: Deducting Casualty Losses

Wildfires, tornadoes, storms, landslides, and flooding…. It’s almost as if you can’t turn on the news without seeing images of a disaster striking somewhere. If you’ve suffered property loss as the result of these events or other circumstances, you may be able to claim a casualty loss deduction on your federal income tax return.

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Canada’s 2016 Federal Budget

The Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, tabled on March 22, 2016, the new Government of Canada’s first federal budget, Growing the Middle Class, a plan that, according to the Government, takes important steps to revitalize the Canadian economy, and delivers real change for the middle class and those working hard to join it. Here are the highlights of the 2016 budget.

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Filing Your 2015 Federal Income Tax Return

Whether you’re preparing your own tax return or paying someone to do it for you, tax season can be a stressful time of year. Make things easier on yourself by pulling all your information together sooner rather than later–that includes a copy of last year’s tax return, W-2s, 1099s, and any deduction records you have.

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Ohio Department of Taxation Brings Back the ID Confirmation Quiz

Recently, the State of Ohio Department of Taxation announced that it is bringing back the ID Confirmation Quiz for the upcoming 2015 income tax filing season for individual taxpayers who receive income tax refunds. Identity theft continues to plague income tax agencies at the federal and state levels.

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High-Volatility Commercial Real Estate: New Rules Affect Cost and Availability of Mortgage Capital

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) continues to pose challenges for banks, and that includes lenders that finance the development of real estate. While the federal government is not telling banks how to underwrite loans, it has imposed restrictive parameters on those loans it considers risky, such as construction loans.

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Not a Fed Note

Just about everyone has written an opinion on the Fed, we swerve to discussing one of the most compelling investments we see today, regardless of what the 12 memebers of the FOMC decide.

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Financial Aid: Loans

The world of student loans can be complex because of the variety of loan types and lenders. The system of student loans involves the federal government, a network of money-lending institutions (banks),and other unique institutions such as guarantee agencies, student loan servicers, colleges, and state agencies. make the most of your college loans by fully understanding what types of loans are offered.

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2016 Planning for Employers Already Subject to ACA

As open enrollment is approaching for coverage in 2016, employers should determine if their health programs are working as effectively as possible. Here are three issues to consider.

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