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The Galveston County Daily News: Business & Finance

December 8, 2016

Business & Finance

  • Money And Finance

    4 tax changes that could impact your 2016 return

    (BPT) - With tax filing season upon us, it’s a good idea to educate yourself on what’s changed since last year. While it’s been a relatively quiet year in terms of new tax laws, there are a handful of items for which you’ll want to prepare.

  • Money And Finance

    Home For The Holidays

    (NAPSI)—With today’s technology, staying in touch with loved ones around the country—and the world—is easier than it’s ever been. We are connected to each other virtually day and night—from cell phones and video calls to social media, texting and e-mail. While we may rely on this technological closeness throughout the year, the holidays offer a unique opportunity to sit and spend time with family members, particularly older family members, whom we don’t see on a regular basis. This face-to-face time provides a chance to connect, catch up, and observe behaviors that may go undetected over the phone or through e-mail. Certain changes in these behaviors from year to year may indicate a need for long-term care.

  • Money And Finance

    3 ways to plan ahead for the 2017 tax season

    (BPT) - With the tax season approaching, now is the time to start thinking about creating a strategy to help maximize tax refunds in the year ahead. From the passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act to the increase in health insurance penalties, here are a few items to keep in mind before the IRS begins accepting tax returns.

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Tuesday 12/06/2016
4 tax changes that could impact your 2016 return
Updated: December 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - With tax filing season upon us, it’s a good idea to educate yourself on what’s changed since last year. While it’s been a relatively quiet year in terms of new tax laws, there are a handful of items for which you’ll want to prepare.

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Home For The Holidays
Updated: December 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—With today’s technology, staying in touch with loved ones around the country—and the world—is easier than it’s ever been. We are connected to each other virtually day and night—from cell phones and video calls to social media, texting and e-mail. While we may rely on this technological closeness throughout the year, the holidays offer a unique opportunity to sit and spend time with family members, particularly older family members, whom we don’t see on a regular basis. This face-to-face time provides a chance to connect, catch up, and observe behaviors that may go undetected over the phone or through e-mail. Certain changes in these behaviors from year to year may indicate a need for long-term care.

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Monday 12/05/2016
3 ways to plan ahead for the 2017 tax season
Updated: December 06, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - With the tax season approaching, now is the time to start thinking about creating a strategy to help maximize tax refunds in the year ahead. From the passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act to the increase in health insurance penalties, here are a few items to keep in mind before the IRS begins accepting tax returns.

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Friday 12/02/2016
Maintaining Your Health At Work
Updated: December 03, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Researchers say that when it comes to keeping healthy, too many Americans are sitting down on the job. That is, the average worker spends 13 hours a day in a seated position. Leading such an inactive lifestyle can increase your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
New wrinkles in tax strategies could help smooth your year-end planning
Updated: December 02, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As 2016 enters its final weeks, it’s a good time for year-end tax planning strategies — including some new wrinkles:

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Many Working Mothers Can't Afford Their Health Insurance Deductibles
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Working mothers have a lot on their plate. In addition to their professional responsibilities, they are often in charge of numerous household decisions, including choosing their family's health care plan. However, nearly half (49 percent) of working mothers would not have enough money to cover their health insurance deductible if they needed to do so today, according to a recent survey from Aflac and Working Mother magazine.

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Tuesday 11/29/2016
5 insights into the Asian-American financial experience
Posted: November 29, 2016

(BPT) - Prudential’s 2016 Asian-American Financial Experience surveyed more than 2,000 self-identified Asian Americans. Prudential’s survey found that this group — one of the fastest growing population segments since 2000 — places a higher priority on family-related financial goals relative to the U.S. general population. While median assets reported by Asian-American respondents are approximately $100,000 higher than the U.S. general population — both groups face the same financial challenges, such as saving for retirement and managing household budgets. Here are five useful insights from the research survey:

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Hispanics at the forefront of digital banking trends
Updated: December 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - With a population of more than 55 million and estimated buying power of over $1.5 trillion, Hispanics in the United States are continuing to shape economic trends; however, as new research finds, they’re shaping digital trends as well.

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Tuesday 11/22/2016
Creating desirable jobs by getting back to the basics
Updated: November 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - When it comes to hiring and retaining employees, companies are always looking at new alternatives to build their staffs. However, new research shows that when it comes to attracting top talent, many professionals prefer a return to the basics, meaning stable employment with competitive base pay with traditional medical and retirement benefits are key.

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Monday 11/21/2016
5 steps for happy holiday spending
Updated: November 22, 2016 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - For many families, holiday shopping may lead to a home full of toys, closets stuffed with today’s trends, and tech-savvy games and devices, some of which will be loved for months, while others will be tossed aside before they've even been paid for. Worse yet, if you use a credit card for the gifts you purchase and you cannot pay it off when the bill comes in, you'll actually be spending a lot more than you may realize.

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Friday 10/28/2016
Content Agency Provides the Best Bang for Your Advertising Buck
Updated: October 28, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - These days, there are a several ways to get your company's message out -- if you have the dollars to pay for it. The problem is that small, niche companies need the same exposure (if not more) than the Fortune 500 companies, but are hamstrung by limited resources.

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Businesses, Athletes Are Getting in on Game Apps
Updated: October 28, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There are few topics that cause as much heated debate and passion as sports -- especially football. And in this digital age, mobile technology only enables such zeal -- which is probably why sports apps are arguably one of the most popular ways to keep up with a beloved team, as well as help diehard football fans decide who will win a matchup on any given Sunday.

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Is It Time to Quit Your Day Job and Start Your Own Business?
Updated: October 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Many people dream of quitting their jobs and starting their own businesses. But in a time when only half of new small businesses survive five years or more, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, how do you know if you have what it takes to withstand a competitive market?

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
Boost home office productivity with a pre-holiday freshening
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - You engaged in spring cleaning and organization earlier this year, but with the holidays approaching, your home office could probably stand a bit of freshening up. Fall is the perfect time to make sure your office is a well-equipped and appealing workspace that boosts your efficiency and productivity.

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Friday 10/21/2016
Co-working trend shows working from home isn't right for every small business person
Updated: October 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Working from home seems like a professional dream for many, but sometimes your home isn’t the optimum place to do business. Perhaps you’ve outgrown your home office or your startup requires a more professional atmosphere for client meetings. Maybe you crave the kind of personal interaction that’s hard to achieve when you work alone, or you just want a change of scenery during the day.

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Monday 10/17/2016
Fitness Sauna Promotes Health and Profit for Small Businesses
Updated: October 17, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Fitness, dance, MMA studios, spas and gyms looking for the next big trend may start to heat things up with FitBomb's new specialized fitness sauna. The Studio Fitbomb far infrared sauna from Hi-Q Fitness is available for literally hundreds of health and fitness centers after its successful debut placement in Cabana Spas.

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Thursday 10/13/2016
Stem Cells, Biologics Could Be Answer to Next Generation Therapies
Updated: October 14, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Biotech stocks tend to have their ups and downs among the investment community. However, the biotech industry is enjoying a shot in the arm with news of biologics flooding the wires.

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Monday 09/19/2016
5 Ways to Raise Capital and Start a Business
Posted: September 19, 2016

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Raising capital to start a new business is not as easy as setting up a lemonade stand or selling Girl Scout cookies. A primary reason for the failure of start-ups is a lack of funding. There are plenty of great products and ideas that have never come close to making it to the public.

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Thursday 09/08/2016
Small business tips: How to maximize your marketing, minimize your spend
Updated: September 09, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - When it comes to marketing your small business, a digital strategy is vital, but so are traditional marketing and advertising tactics like print advertising and direct mail. In fact, nearly a third of all small business owners still use those formats, while one in five say they don’t plan to use digital at all, according to the 2016 Small Business Marketing Trends Report.

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Wednesday 09/07/2016
Cutting the Corporate Cord: How the Desk Phone Is Meeting Its Demise
Posted: September 07, 2016

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It was bound to happen sooner or later: the desk phone, once an icon in any office, is now officially on its deathbed.

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