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High Impact Excel: Data Validation Edition

July 31, 2014

Event Date: August 28, 2014, 2 pm ET Excel spreadsheets are often akin to the American Wild West, where users can input anything they want into any worksheet cell. Excel's Data Validation feature allows you to restrict user inputs to selected choices, but there are many nuances to the feature that often trip users up....

The Five Things Business Owners Need to Know

July 31, 2014

Do you have entrepreneurial clients? Here's a simple checklist to go over with CEOs to get them started on the right track to running a successful, fiscally responsible business....

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Did Lois Lerner Really Use That Word?

July 31, 2014

The menu for July 31 features yet another attempt on the estate tax, the revelation of Lois Lerner's salty language, Bank of America's mortgage fines, possible SEC reforms, and more....

Document Management Tips for Accounting Offices

July 31, 2014

Document management software is essential for accounting offices. With the right paperless office solution, you can organize all of your electronic and paper documents and keep them close by....

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Cash Classifications?Part 1

July 30, 2014

Learning "how" to audit cash is mainly learning "when" to audit cash and to "what extent" cash auditing procedures should be applied....

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Are Restatements Becoming a Thing of the Past?

July 30, 2014

The menu for July 30 features bills on the highway fund, a study on the reduction of restatements, an examination of banks and ethics, a proposal to eliminate the IRS Commissioner and more....

What Documents Every Woman Should Have

July 30, 2014

One financial professional had to deal with a client who brought 25 pounds of paper to her first appointment. Here's how to stop that kind of behavior and get clients to act logically....

See How Tax Credits Can Save That Ancient House

July 29, 2014

There it stands, your client's 100-year-old, rickety, vermin-infested barn. Federal and state tax incentives can offset the costs of rehabbing an old building and make it valuable again....

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Late-Night TV Wins Tax Breaks

July 29, 2014

The menu for July 29 features yet another twist on inversions, controversial TV tax breaks, new data on who's fleeing high-tax states, an ASB amendment, another chance at energy tax breaks, and more....

Can Software Really Replace Accountants?

July 29, 2014

Changes are on the horizon that could empower accounting software users to the point when they don't need accountants any longer, and reduce the process to a turnkey program....

Telecom: Investing Essentials

July 31, 2014

Everything you need to know about the telecommunications industry....

Alcoa Eyes Adding $5 Billion to the Books

July 31, 2014

How might Alcoa's recent $5 billion shelf registration impact shareholders, and what does it say about the company's long-term plans?...

Possible Apple, Inc. iPhone 6 Launch Date Leaked

July 31, 2014

Sources within Apple's retail network suggest when the iPhone 6 could launch. However, the rumored date doesn't make sense if you look at Apple's history....

Closed-End Funds: Investing Essentials

July 31, 2014

Find out what you need to know about closed-end funds....

Can the Xbox One Survive Against the PS4 and Wii U in Japan?

July 31, 2014

Can Microsoft avoid repeating its mistakes when it launches its console in Japan this September?...

Things Are About to Change in the Bakken, But These 2 Companies Aren't Worried

July 31, 2014

Hess and Statoil are pursuing different strategies to curb Bakken gas flaring....

Home Depot and Lowe?s: 5 Simple Charts Investors Should See

July 31, 2014

The five key metric comparisons detailed here provide important clues about what to expect from these two retailers in the future....

Tesla Motors, Inc. Announces Deal With Panasonic on the Gigafactory

July 31, 2014

When Tesla reports earnings today, the hottest story to watch will likely be the Gigafactory. Here is what you need to know....

Sony Thinks EA's New $5 Subscription Service for Xbox One is a Bad Deal

July 31, 2014

EA launches a new subscription service that looks a lot like Sony PlayStation Plus and Microsoft Xbox Live Gold. Is it worth it?...

It?s Time to Buy More Sirius XM

July 31, 2014

This satrad superstar is performing great...

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