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9/23/2016

The reality of retirement is often different from what people expect. Here's a look at four ways retirement differs from the happy myth of the golden years.

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Forbes
9/23/2016

The Internal Revenue Service issued an alert to taxpayers not to respond to the latest tax fraud scheme, an emailed CP2000 notice claiming to be related to an Affordable Care Act tax underpayment. The alert emphasizes that the IRS does not communicate with taxpayers about their taxes by email.

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Internal Revenue Service
9/23/2016

The stories that employees tell about you when you aren't around can play an important role in securing your team's loyalty and respect. The people who spread these stories are called "leader surrogates," and you can cultivate them by having informal interactions with people outside your inner circle.

9/23/2016

In addition to the traditional finance and compliance roles, CFOs are seeing their duties expand to include responsibilities in IT, human resources and risk management. A new report shows how CFOs can develop the skills to manage all of those duties.

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CGMA Magazine online
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risk management
9/23/2016

The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued a proposal Thursday that would shorten the amortization period for callable debt securities purchased at a premium.

9/22/2016

Gemalto's Breach Level Index showed that data breaches across the world are increasing by 15% in the first half of this year compared with the previous six months, with 4.8 billion private records stolen since 2013 and the US having the most breaches, at 728, followed by the UK, at 61, and the rest of Europe, at 25. Though 27% of global breaches were in the health care industry, only 5% of the exposed records came from this sector, compared with 12% in the previous six months.

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Infosecurity (U.K.)
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Gemalto
9/22/2016

With so many Americans unprepared financially for retirement, some may choose to relocate to more affordable towns or cities. Here's a look at five cities where Social Security checks will go the furthest.

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Money magazine
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Social Security
9/22/2016

Most small businesses do not offer employer-provided retirement plans, according to the Government Accountability Office. However, startups are working to make benefits -- including 401(k)s -- more affordable, and certain states are developing low-cost retirement programs for small businesses.

9/22/2016

If you haven't had a chance to read all 270 pages of the new not-for-profit standard, have no fear. We have outlined key facts that you should keep in mind.

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AICPA Insights
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FASB
9/22/2016

One misstep in the short term need not derail long-term aspirations of becoming a licensed CPA. This article lays out four paths to a passing grade.

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CPA Insider
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CPA