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Electric Vehicle Tax Credits and the Future of the Automotive Industry - Sep. 01, 2022

Electric Vehicle Tax Credits and the Future of the Automotive IndustryOne highlight of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA; HR 5376) includes modifications to what is more commonly referred to as EV credits. Specifically, Section 30D of the Act is where the most important modifications are, and where the present tax credit for electric vehicles is spelled out in the U.S. Code. […] read more

How Cost Accounting Helps Businesses Measure Performance - Sep. 01, 2022

How Cost Accounting Helps Businesses Measure PerformanceCost accounting is a type of accounting that analyzes a business’ complete production costs by looking at both variable and fixed costs. This includes the concepts of marginal costing, lean accounting, standard costing and activity-based costing. It’s used by a business’ management to evaluate fixed and variable costs involved in the manufacturing operations. The initial […] read more

Should You Upgrade Your Homeowners Insurance? - Sep. 01, 2022

Should You Upgrade Your Homeowners Insurance?During the first year of the pandemic, many homeowners spent their down time upgrading their homes. The year 2020 alone experienced at 3 percent uptick in spending on home improvements – to the tune of nearly $420 billion nationwide. This included modifications for remote work, online schooling and leisure activities at home. Between remodeling, high […] read more

Top Side Hustles - Sep. 01, 2022

Top Side HustlesIn our current economy, or anytime actually, it can’t hurt to have a side hustle to bring in extra cash. Some of these options can be quite lucrative, but like everything, it takes a little work to create a steady income stream. However, with a little pre-planning, you can do it. Let’s take a look. […] read more

Expanding the Net Investment Income Tax - Aug. 01, 2022

Expanding the Net Investment Income TaxDespite borrowing massive amounts of money, the government still needs to find ways to raise revenue to pay for new programs and spending. The current democratically controlled Congress is looking to potentially implement new social programs and a climate bill. As a way of funding these initiatives, they are considering an expansion of the Net […] read more

How Businesses Can Mitigate Inflation & Maintain Pricing Power - Aug. 01, 2022

How Businesses Can Mitigate Inflation & Maintain Pricing PowerWhether it’s tariffs, trade wars or post-pandemic inflation caused by kink-ridden supply chains and what many experts believe to be excess money printing, inflation is an insidious drag on businesses’ operations. When it comes to energy’s contribution to inflation, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that crude and natural gas prices in 2022 have […] read more

Stock Splits, Explained - Aug. 01, 2022

Stock Splits, ExplainedImagine selling slices of a large pizza. You can cut it into four even slices and charge $2 a slice. Or, you can cut it into eight even slices and charge $1 per slice. Either way, the total value of the pizza will still be $8. That’s what happens when a stock splits. Let’s say […] read more

8 Ways to Save on School Supplies - Aug. 01, 2022

8 Ways to Save on School SuppliesEven though summer is still somewhat in full swing, school will be starting soon. Yes, you heard that right. This means that you probably need to get prepared for the inevitable cash outlay ahead. But it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are some ways to navigate the upcoming expenditures and […] read more

The IRS is Auditing Fewer Returns than Ever - Jul. 01, 2022

The IRS is Auditing Fewer Returns than EverOne of the perennial fears of taxpayers is getting audited by the IRS. Financially, few scenarios strike such fear into the heart of taxpayers. However, taxpayers can probably breathe a sigh of relief – at least for now. This is because the rate at which the IRS is initiating audits of individual taxpayers is dropping […] read more

Measuring the Margins - Jul. 01, 2022

Measuring the MarginsCorporate profits, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, grew by $20.4 billion in the final quarter of 2021, a 0.7 percent increase. For the first quarter of 2022, corporate profits fell by 2.3 percent or $66.4 billion. On an annualized basis, corporate profits fell 5.2 percent in 2022, but grew 25 percent in 2021. […] read more