Accounting Made Simple

Accounting Made Simple Author Mike Piper
ISBN-10 0981454224
Year 2012-08-08
Pages 97
Language en
Publisher Lightning Source Incorporated
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"A high-level introduction to accounting/bookkeeping"--P. facing t.p.

Microeconomics Made Simple

Microeconomics Made Simple Author Austin Frakt
ISBN-10 0981454291
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 134
Language en
Publisher
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Find all of the following topics, explained in plain-English: Introduction: What is Economics? Not a Perfect Model Microeconomics vs. Macroeconomics 1. Maximizing Utility Decreasing Marginal Utility Opportunity Costs 2. Evaluating Production Possibilities Production Possibilities Frontiers Absolute and Comparative Advantage 3. Demand Determinants of Demand Elasticity of Demand Change in Demand vs. Change in Quantity Demanded 4. Supply Determinants of Supply Elasticity of Supply Change in Supply vs. Change in Quantity Supplied 5. Market Equilibrium How Market Equilibrium is Reached The Effect of Changes in Supply and Demand 6. Government Intervention Price Ceilings and Price Floors Taxes and Subsidies 7. Costs of Production Marginal Cost of Production Fixed vs. Variable Costs Short Run vs. Long Run Sunk Costs Economic Costs vs. Accounting Costs 8. Perfect Competition Firms Are Price Takers Making Decisions at the Margin Consumer and Producer Surplus 9. Monopoly Market Power Deadweight Loss with a Monopoly Monopolies and Government 10. Oligopoly Collusion Cheating the Cartel Government Intervention in Oligopolies 11. Monopolistic Competition Competing via Product Differentiation Loss of Surplus with Monopolistic Competition Conclusion: The Insights and Limitations of Economics

Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies for Doctors and Advisors

Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies for Doctors and Advisors Author David Edward Marcinko
ISBN-10 9781482240283
Year 2014-12-09
Pages 744
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Drawing on the expertise of multi-degreed doctors, and multi-certified financial advisors, Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies for Doctors and Advisors: Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical PlannersTM will shape the industry landscape for the next generation as the current ecosystem strives to keep pace. Traditional generic products and sales-driven advice will yield to a new breed of deeply informed financial advisor or Certified Medical PlannerTM. The profession is set to be transformed by "cognitive-disruptors" that will significantly impact the $2.8 trillion healthcare marketplace for those financial consultants serving this challenging sector. There will be winners and losers. The text, which contains 24 chapters and champions healthcare providers while informing financial advisors, is divided into four sections compete with glossary of terms, CMPTM curriculum content, and related information sources. For ALL medical providers and financial industry practitioners For NEW medical providers and financial industry practitioners For MID-CAREER medical providers and financial industry practitioners For MATURE medical providers and financial industry practitioners Using an engaging style, the book is filled with authoritative guidance and healthcare-centered discussions, providing the tools and techniques to create a personalized financial plan using professional advice. Comprehensive coverage includes topics likes behavioral finance, modern portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model, and arbitrage pricing theory; as well as insider insights on commercial real estate; high frequency trading platforms and robo-advisors; the Patriot and Sarbanes–Oxley Acts; hospital endowment fund management, ethical wills, giving, and legacy planning; and divorce and other special situations. The result is a codified "must-have" book, for all health industry participants, and those seeking advice from the growing cadre of financial consultants and Certified Medical PlannersTM who seek to "do well by doing good," dispensing granular physician-centric financial advice: Omnia pro medicus-clientis. RAISING THE BAR The informed voice of a new generation of fiduciary advisors for healthcare

Crash Course in Library Services for Seniors

Crash Course in Library Services for Seniors Author Ann Roberts
ISBN-10 9781610690805
Year 2012-05-31
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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A comprehensive guide to creating dynamic, successful, and innovative library programs that cater to the specialized needs of older adults—an important and growing user group.

How Deflation Affects You

How Deflation Affects You Author Barbara Gottfried Hollander
ISBN-10 9781448883516
Year 2012-12-15
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group
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Readers discover what deflation is in global and national economies through accessible, easy-to-understand terms. They also learn how deflation is measured as well as how rises and falls in the Gross Domestic Product describe expansions and downturns in the economy. Japan's "lost decade" of the 1990s is used as an international example to illustrate how deflation affects people. Students investigate the U.S. economy by learning about fiscal policy, deflation, and economic booms and downturns, monetary policy, and liquidity traps. They also learn about "bad deflation" and "good deflation." This straightforward book gives readers a thorough grounding in what happens to their purchasing power with deflation, and how deflation influences their spending decisions, investment choices, employment, income, and loans.

J K Lasser s Your Income Tax 2017

J K  Lasser s Your Income Tax 2017 Author J.K. Lasser Institute
ISBN-10 9781119248217
Year 2016-10-14
Pages 864
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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America's number-one all-time best-selling tax guide, with 2,500 money-saving tips J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2017 puts America's most trusted tax advice to work to help you with your 2016 tax return. Reader-friendly and easy to use, this book answers your most pressing questions to help you maximize your tax savings. You'll learn how the latest tax law and IRS changes apply to your specific situation, and you'll find expert advice on sheltering income, planning, claiming deductions, and more. New tax laws, IRS rulings, court decisions, filing pointers, and planning strategies are highlighted throughout for quick reference, and the companion website at jklasser.com has an e-Supplement that updates the text with the latest tax developments from the IRS and Congress. Using a CPA or tax software to file? This guide shows you what you can do to leverage the utmost money-saving capabilities these services have to offer. Filing yourself? This book gives you guidance and expertise from America's most trusted tax resource for over 75 years. Tax laws are continually evolving, and even if your family situation and finances haven't changed in the last year, your tax-saving opportunities or liabilities may have changed because of new rules. Do you routinely stay up to date on IRS rulings and new tax legislation? J.K. Lasser does, and this book tells you everything you need to know to file your 2016 return. Maximize your tax savings with over 2,500 tax-saving tips Learn how recent tax law changes affect your 2016 filing Identify your deductions, and claim them correctly Get the answers you need quickly, from a trusted source Taxes are complex, confusing, and always changing, and it's tempting to just settle for what you're given—but why leave money on the table? You've worked hard for it, and you're entitled to it. Cut through the complexity and file correctly, on time, for a maximized return with the trusted authoritative help of J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2017.

Wiley Tax Preparer

Wiley Tax Preparer Author The Tax Institute at H&R Block
ISBN-10 9781118416082
Year 2013-03-26
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Whether you’re already a tax preparer or you’re looking to become one, you need a firm grasp of the tax concepts on which individual taxation is based. We created the Wiley Tax Preparer as a refresher for the experienced tax preparer, and as a readable guide for the less-experienced tax preparer. This timely guide is an essential tax resource providing you with useful information on tax principles and filing requirements that a preparer must know to complete a 1040 series return and associated schedules. You’ll refer to it time and again, for information about: Practices and Procedures Penalties to be assessed by the IRS against a preparer for disregard of the rules and regulations Furnishing a copy of a return to a taxpayer Safeguarding taxpayer information Treatment of Income and Assets Taxability of wages, salaries, tips, and other earnings Reporting requirements of Social Security benefits Determination of basis of assets Deductions and Credits Medical and dental expenses Types of interest and tax payments Child and dependent care credit Other Taxes Alternative Minimum Tax Self-Employment Tax Preliminary Work and Collection of Taxpayer Data Collecting a taxpayer’s filing information and determining their status Determine filing requirements, including extensions and amended returns Personal exemptions and dependents Completion of the Filing Process Check return for completeness and accuracy Tax withholding, payment and refund options, and estimated tax payments Explaining and reviewing the tax return Ethics and Circular 230 Preparer’s due diligence for accuracy of representations made to clients and the IRS Sanctions that may be imposed under Circular 230 Rules governing authority to practice before the IRS If you’re looking for a practical guide to the principles behind Form 1040, look no further. The Wiley Tax Preparer is the most accessible guide to understanding how complex tax laws affect individual taxpayers.

Social Security Made Simple

Social Security Made Simple Author Mike Piper
ISBN-10 0981454283
Year 2012-10
Pages 126
Language en
Publisher Simple Subjects
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Find all of the following, explained in plain-English: How your Social Security retirement benefits, spousal benefits, and widow/widower benefits are calculated, How your benefits are affected if you have a government pension or if you continue working while claiming Social Security, How to decide when is the best age for you (and your spouse, if you're married) to claim Social Security in order to get the most out of your benefits, Whether or not it makes sense to take Social Security early in order to invest the money, How to check your earnings record on the Social Security Administration's website to make sure you're getting the full benefit you deserve, and How Social Security benefits are taxed and how this affects retirement tax planning. Please note that this book does not cover Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

J K Lasser s Small Business Taxes 2017

J K  Lasser s Small Business Taxes 2017 Author Barbara Weltman
ISBN-10 9781119249139
Year 2016-10-03
Pages 688
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The ultimate money-saving tax guide for the small business owner J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes is designed to help business owners make sense of their taxes and file correctly, on time, without over- or under-paying. Maximize your bottom line with a complete listing of all available business expense deductions, small business tax planning strategies, and the most up-to-date tax laws and requirements, including plain-English instructions on how to qualify, how to claim, and how to file. There's an e-supplement with the latest tax developments from the IRS and Congress. From employee wages and advertising, to repairs, rents, debts, and more, this book answers all of your questions about your 2016 filing. Stop wading through mountains of paperwork and browsing sketchy tax advice—this book puts America's most trusted tax advisors to work for your business. Detailed guidance includes recordkeeping requirements, dollar limits, sample forms, and checklists, and even shows you exactly which line on which form needs what information—and where to find it. Business taxes have so many moving parts that putting it all together can seem more difficult than actually running your business in the first place. J.K. Lasser puts a stop to the madness by breaking down the requirements, forms, and processes into a sensible workflow, with expert help that can save your business money. Organize your recordkeeping for a more streamlined filing Claim income and losses from business, property, and capital gains Identify the many business expenses that qualify as deductions Learn professional planning strategies specifically for small businesses Work more efficiently with your own tax advisor You're an expert on your business, not taxes. Unless you're inclined to moonlight as a tax accountant, you need a trusted expert on your side to help you keep more money where it belongs—in your business. J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes is the ultimate guide to filing quickly, correctly, and with less stress, so you can get filed and get back to work.

A Fine Mess

A Fine Mess Author T. R. Reid
ISBN-10 9780735223967
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Bestselling author T. R. Reid voyages around the world to solve the urgent problem of America’s failing tax code, unraveling a complex topic in plain English and telling a rollicking story along the way. The U.S. tax code is a total write-off. Overstuffed with loopholes and special interest provisions, it works for no one—except tax lawyers, accountants, and corporations, that is—and certainly not me and you. Not for the first time, we have to tear it up and start over. That happened in 1922, and again in 1954, and again in 1986. There’s a pattern here; we reach this point every thirty-two years. Which means the next complete rewrite of the tax code is due in 2018. Can we write a new tax code that is fair and simple? Can we cut tax rates and still bring in the revenue required? In fact, we can—by learning from the world’s other democracies. Around the world, wealthy democracies, from Estonia to New Zealand to the U.K., have all reformed their tax codes, while the United States has languished. With his penchant for making complex subjects accessible and even fun, T. R. Reid travels the world in order to find out what makes for good taxation (if that’s not an oxymoron!) and brings that knowledge home. So byzantine are the current statutes that by the government’s own estimates, Americans spend six billion hours and ten billion dollars every year preparing and filing their taxes. In the Netherlands it takes the average person fifteen minutes! Brilliantly successful American companies like Apple, Caterpillar, and Google effectively pay no tax at all because of loopholes that allow them to move profits offshore. Indeed, the dysfunctional tax system has become so easy to dodge that it is a major cause of economic inequality, as Warren Buffett and Thomas Piketty have pointed out. But it doesn’t have to be this way, the ever-intrepid Reid proves, crisscrossing the globe from the Czech Republic to Mexico. Doing our taxes may never be America’s favorite pastime, but it can and should be so much easier. From the Hardcover edition.

The Tax and Legal Playbook

The Tax and Legal Playbook Author Mark J. Kohler
ISBN-10 9781613083055
Year 2015-04-20
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
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The Tax and Legal Playbook: Strategies that Save You Time and Money CPA and Attorney Mark J. Kohler answers the leading tax and legal questions facing small business owners, across all stages of business, and delivers a comprehensive playbook of clear-cut truths, thought-provoking advice, and underutilized solutions to save you time, money, and heartache. You can read this book straight through or as a reference guide—reading the chapters as needed to answer the questions as they arise. You’ll come away wiser and better equipped to make the best decisions for your business, your family, and yourself. Covers: • The ins and outs behind fundamental business decisions • Underutilized tax and legal strategies that can save you thousands • Picking the right legal entity for your business • Common legal scams and deceptions to avoid • Protecting your assets and planning for retirement • Issues are illustrated with entertaining, real-world examples

Social Security For Dummies

Social Security For Dummies Author Jonathan Peterson
ISBN-10 9781119296164
Year 2016-05-27
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Social Security For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293330) was previously published as Social Security For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118967560). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Praise for Social Security For Dummies: "Social Security for Dummies is a must read for people of any age who want a comfortable retirement. Jonathan Peterson does a great job of explaining this complicated system and helps you understand how to get the most from the benefits you've earned. The difference between a smart claiming strategy and a dumb one can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, so you'll want to invest in this book." —Liz Weston, personal finance columnist and author of The 10 Commandments of Money "This is your go-to book on Social Security. Chock-full of useful tips, easy to use, and well organized, it answers all your questions about Social Security." —Steve Vernon, author of Money for Life: Turn Your IRA and 401(k) Into a Lifetime Retirement Paycheck and CBS MoneyWatch commentator "Social Security for Dummies is indispensable for anyone who wants to get the best possible deal from Social Security—and that means all of us, young and old, because everyone will need Social Security benefits in this era of disappearing pensions and dwindling savings. Strategies for single people, for married couples, for survivors, for divorced people: You can find expert advice on all these subjects and more in this easy-to-understand guide to a very complex subject." — Bob Rosenblatt, editor of HelpwithAging.com and Senior Fellow at the National Academy of Social Insurance About the book: Take the mystery out of Social Security and maximize your benefits when you retire Social Security For Dummies is the definitive resource to navigating the often-complex world of Social Security retirement benefits and the U.S. Social Security Administration. If you're nearing retirement age, or assisting someone who is, this guide will show you how to avoid common pitfalls, determine when you should claim your benefits, and figure out how much you can expect to receive each month. This newest edition provides updates to relevant dates and resources as well as an in-depth look at policy changes that will affect those about to retire. Packed with information that will help you make decisions that will maximize your financial well-being, this great resource makes it easy to understand everything you need to know quickly and easily. Understand new Social Security Administration policies and what they mean for you Determine how to incorporate Social Security into your overall retirement plan Get answers to common questions Find resources to use when you're stumped With Social Security For Dummies, you can take charge of your retirement and successfully navigate the U.S. Social Security Administration.