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Employees clamoring for basic workplace financial education

In a recent survey conducted by the Personal Finance Employee Education Foundation with the support of the Employee Benefits News, 91 percent of respondents cited employee financial literacy as being extremely important or important in reducing the vulnerability of the American economy to major economic crises.
AccountingWEB Life

Democrats seek to legislate retirement savings

In an effort to increase the number of Americans who are saving for retirement – roughly 50 percent of employees have no retirement savings at all – the Automatic IRA Act of 2010 has been introduced in both houses of Congress.
Practice

Train clients to slash red tape, raise revenue, cut costs

Your clients look to you for expertise. With the economy sluggish right now, this might be an opportune time to offer training that could help them improve their financial outlook and prepare them for upcoming duties and requirements.
A&A

New financial reform legislation might be jobs bill for attorneys

Is there any industry that seems happy with the new financial reform bill? Definitely. Some attorneys are making it very clear they welcome the flood of new business that the recently signed Restoring American Financial Stability Act (RAFS) will bring…and already has brought.
A&A

Additional details on new financial reform act

Currently consumer protection for various financial products, such as credit cards and mortgages, falls to different groups. The Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (RAFS), signed into law by President Barack Obama this week, changes all that.
A&A

The recently signed financial reform act and how it might affect you

President Barack Obama signed into law on Wednesday the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (RAFS). The bill was signed despite lingering questions surrounding many of the legislation's details.
A&A

New AICPA '360 Degrees of Financial Literacy' Web site debuts

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has debuted a new 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Web site to provide Americans with personalized tools and information to better manage their finances and make intelligent financial decisions.

Attention online shoppers: Last minute rush can lead to costly mistakes

Recent Google/OTX Consumer data shows 64% of consumers have yet to complete their holiday shopping. And if 2008 shopping patterns are any indication, according to comScore Inc., the busy days for online shopping are just ahead.
Education & Careers

Global Innovation Tournament winners full of money-saving ideas

The Stanford Technology Ventures Program has announced 22 winners of a global competition that challenged student teams to come up with a way to make saving money fun.
Tax

Pending legislation spurs analysis of tax increase scenarios for high income taxpayers

Deloitte scenarios illustrate potential tax increases on high income taxpayers from Senate health care bill surtax and budget proposals

Rochester students move on to Global Innovation Competition

Two teams of University of Rochester students are moving on to a global competition after submitting winning videos to solve a problem: How to save money and make it fun at the same time. 
Education & Careers

Can saving money be fun? Students give it a try

Thousands of students around the world have been given the challenge of adding fun to a task that many find difficult, if not impossible – saving money.
Education & Careers

Ohio CPAs teach local students 'Smart Money Management' skills

On November 12, fifth-grade students in Brecksville, OH will play the stock market and learn the risks and rewards of real-life investing.
Tax

AICPA experts find exceptional opportunities for estate plans in 2009

Accountants need to reach out to their clients as soon as possible to alert them to the opportunities presented by the highest exemption in estate tax history.

ID theft: Do I really need to worry?

Even if you do everything right, you could still become a victim to ID theft. Here are some of the most common ways in which people become victims.

How to ensure you're an ID theft victim

Research shows that it’s not necessarily the uneducated or the lonely, gullible senior citizens who fall for financial scams. If you're bent on being a victim, here's how to get started.

Credit card fraud versus true identity theft, the difference is night and day

I’m going to tell you a little story about an individual who had an experience that afterwards; you can determine whether it was credit card fraud or identity theft.

Raise your credit score legitimately

Bad credit is not necessarily the end of the story for you when it comes to making a major purchase… at least, not if you start early to do something about it.

When it comes to your credit report, there's no time for slacking off

Your credit report - and therefore your credit score - can open many doors. Or… it can slam them shut.
Education & Careers

Are college students putting their parents at risk for identity theft?

College students are indifferent when it comes to their personal security. That's among the findings of a new Campus Security Survey of 1,000 college students.

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