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The latest victims of the student debt crisis — parents

As college costs rise, more students are hitting the federal student loan limits. Increasingly, their parents are borrowing to make up the difference. As of the latest tally, parents have collectively borrowed nearly $90 billion to pay for their children’s college education. There’s no doubt that college is expensive. Tuition and fees for a four-year [...]

By |2019-05-13T13:39:04+00:00May 13th, 2019|Personal Finance|0 Comments

Confronting the risks of artificial intelligence

With great power comes great responsibility. Organizations can mitigate the risks of applying artificial intelligence and advanced analytics by embracing three principles. DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES Artificial intelligence (AI) is proving to be a double-edged sword. While this can be said of most new technologies, both sides of the AI blade are far sharper, and neither is well [...]

By |2019-05-06T12:48:35+00:00May 6th, 2019|Business Finance|0 Comments

Ex-U.S. Navy officer: How to write emails with military precision and command

A vaguely written and poorly formatted email will most likely get lost in the shuffle or ignored (at least for a couple of days). So if you want to start writing strong emails that command attention, look no further than the U.S. military. For decades, the U.S. Air Force has relied on “The Tongue and Quill,” a manual on [...]

By |2019-04-29T19:45:30+00:00April 29th, 2019|Business Finance|0 Comments

Women on executive teams Gender diversity on top management teams improves company performance in times of adverse firm conditions, but matters less in favourable conditions, says a new study led at Cambridge Judge Business School in advance of International Women’s Day.

There has long been a confusing debate around gender diversity in executive teams. While some reports have shown that having more women on corporate boards improves company performance including sales, profits and firm value, academic research has found little or no effect on a range of performance metrics. A new study led by the Wo+Men’s Leadership [...]

By |2019-04-08T13:44:11+00:00April 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

First-year challenges of TCJA implementation require broader penalty relief

As the first filing season that implements the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), P.L. 115-97, moves forward, many taxpayers are becoming frustrated to learn that their refunds are smaller or they owe money for the first time. The substantial uncertainty surrounding the TCJA’s implementation and the updated federal tax withholding [...]

By |2019-03-18T13:31:39+00:00March 18th, 2019|Personal Finance|0 Comments

Hospital Drug Prices Are Up to 7 Times Greater Than Medicare Pricing

A new study shows something many healthcare patients know all too well: hospitals are charging significant premiums on some of the most-used prescription drugs. In a new study of 34 hospital systems, Wall Street firm AllianceBernstein found that the average drug prices in a hospital are three to seven times higher than what Medicare charges [...]

By |2019-02-18T13:51:24+00:00February 18th, 2019|Personal Finance|0 Comments

Identity protection PIN program expands

The IRS is expanding to seven additional states its voluntary programfor taxpayers who wish to obtain identity protection personal identification numbers (IP PINs) and are not currently victims of tax return identity theft. The pilot program originally involved Washington, D.C., Florida, and Georgia. IP PINs will now be available in seven more states: California, Delaware, Illinois, [...]

By |2019-02-11T16:55:29+00:00February 11th, 2019|Personal Finance|0 Comments