In March 2017, the Federal Reserve Bank elected to increase its key interest rate from a range of 0.50 percent to 0.75 percent to the range of 0.75 percent to 1.00 percent.
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Rising Rates and Cost of Capital

In March 2017, the Federal Reserve Bank elected to increase its key interest rate from a range of 0.50 percent to 0.75 percent to the range of 0.75 percent to 1.00 percent. While the Federal Reserve’s decision to increase interest rates should have no effect on valuation, increasing the return on an investment does have an inverse relationship with the valuation of an investment.

You’re Invited: Privacy, Security + Risk: Case Studies + Best Practices For Your Company

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 12, for a panel discussion on the importance of understanding your company's legal and contractual obligations, and real world best practices for your business, based on what you do and who you work with. Click here for details and registration.

3 Financial Statements You Should Know

Want to get more from your financial statements? Here’s a refresher on how you can use them to catch potential problems early and pivot to maximize the company’s value.

Create a Strong System of Checks and Balances

How do you rate your internal controls? Here’s why controls are critical to a company’s success and how auditors differentiate strong control systems from weak ones.

Consider Key Person Insurance As A Succession Plan Safeguard

Most succession plans assume an orderly, planned transfer of power from one owner to the next. But an owner’s sudden death can throw such plans into chaos. The right insurance may help.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker: Choosing The Right Lender

The old, daunting gray banks of yore are gone. Today’s lenders have to compete for your company’s business, and there are plenty to choose from. Here are some thoughts on being a careful, savvy shopper.

Be Aware Of The Ins And Outs Of Holding Joint Title To Property

Holding joint title to assets can result in unexpected estate planning consequences, such as unnecessary taxes, exposure to creditor claims and loss of control.

Will Your Favorite Charity Accept Your Donation?

To ensure your estate plan works as intended, check with your favorite charities on any donations you’re planning to make to them. Certain types of gifts might be rejected.

 

2017 Q2 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines For Businesses And Other Employers

Do you know what tax-related deadlines your business faces in Q2 of 2017? If you miss them, you could be subject to interest and penalties.

Saving Tax With Home-Related Deductions And Exclusions

If you own a home, be sure to claim all the home-related tax breaks you’re entitled to. But be aware that a couple expired at the end of 2016, and others might disappear in the future as part of tax reform.

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