Friday, December 15, 2017

Executive Decision

There are times when an executive decision must be made. (The head honcho is often required to make tough decisions to ensure an organization survives and meets its mission.) A press release published by the Department of Justice tells the story of a corporate...

Paying Debts

Debt can be crushing. Mortgage owners can easily get behind on monthly payments when an anticipated job promotion doesn't come through or a surprise company-wide layoff occurs. Graduates trying to pay back their school loans can also get behind just trying to navigate the...

Scars of Poverty

The scars of childhood poverty can have a profound impact on a person as they age. Even though financial security may be achieved later in life, the effects of poverty experienced early in life are often long-lasting. This may have been the case for...

A Piece of the Pizza Pie

No matter how you slice it, pizza is one of America's favorite meals. It's easy to make a phone call to a pizza delivery service or bake a frozen pizza pie when time is short. And let's not forget that a cold piece of...

Surprise!

Sometimes it is nice to be surprised. Who doesn't like a surprise birthday party or an unexpected bonus at work? An article published by The Virginian-Pilot tells about some federal investigators who raided the home of a business owner looking for evidence of one...

Alert to Looted Treasures

Listen to this Story Antiquities dealers who sell exotic works often acquire them from other countries. Collectors can write off the value of paintings that they donate to museums on their taxes. But what happens when dealers smuggle stolen...

Seeking Shelter

Just as a properly built shelter provides a place of rest and relief from outdoor elements, a tax shelter can provide relief from the amount of income tax owed. (Who wouldn't like to be relieved of owing money to Uncle Sam?) An article published...

Domino Effect

Listen to this Story A domino effect is said to occur when one action causes a chain reaction. (For example, when a number of dominoes are set very near to one another in a row, they all fall down...

Bamboozled by Embezzlement

Embezzlement occurs when someone in a position of trust, such as an employee in charge of financial matters, uses an organization's assets for their own personal benefit. (Small organizations are often bamboozled by embezzlement because it is sometimes difficult to detect in smaller organizations...

Fraud Vortex

A vortex has the tendency to draw everything toward its center. (Whether the vortex is as gentle as the water draining down a sink or as strong as the violent winds of a tornado, the power of the air or water involved can be...
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