The embarrassing and problematic launch of HealthCare.gov is nothing short of incomprehensible in our well-established technology driven world of commerce. How could it be that the U.S. government could not put up a functioning website to support applications and enrollment...
Incorporating unexpected but helpful extras beyond your financial services — such as subscriptions to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, identity theft protection or rewards programs — can get clients talking to family, friends and colleagues.
"Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing," Ralph Waldo Emerson once mused. It's a solid observation about handling interactions with difficult people. Mark Goulston, a Los Angeles-based business psychiatrist and consultant, says it's simple to deal...
By now, you've probably heard of "content marketing," even if you're not sure what it is or why it's being talked about in the accounting industry. It’s not just jargon thrown around by marketing professionals, and it definitely has a place in your firm. Simply put,...
The debate over a new level of protection for investors in their dealings with brokers may finally be nearing a resolution. And some investor advocates worry about the direction it seems to be taking. The debate centers on whether brokers should be required to act in the...
The health law will cost $104 billion less over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said after premiums for private Obamacare plans came in lower than the agency expected. The premium for a benchmark "silver" level plan, the second-most generous available,...
The costs of long-term care are soaring. In the last five years the average cost for nursing home care in the U.S. has gone up 20 percent to $95,706 per year from $79,935 in 2009, according to a recent study commissioned by New York Life. The study identifies the...
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