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  • Keep your data on lockdown. By Wilhelm Dingler, Esquire According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there was a 40% increase in data breaches from 2015 to 2016. In total, $16 billion was stolen from 15.4 million United States consumers, as reported by Javelin Strategy & Research. Furthermore, in a Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu study, three of four companies surveyed reported a data security ...

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  • Don't make these same mistakes. You can never have too much safety. When you work a real estate deal, you might even check the fine details ten times to make sure everything aligns.

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  • Go social and go big. When it first launched, Facebook was written off as a place for young folks to rant and post selfies. It was supposed to come and go in the blink of an eye.

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  • A world without real estate agents. This article is part of our October "World Without" series, in which we imagine parallel dimensions where business professionals disappear. And we're glad you're here to celebrate Halloween with us!

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  • What happens when society doesn't add up? Wealth is one of the most potent forces driving humanity forward. It can make budding societies blossom, or it can end empires; money can lead men and women down a doomed path of materialistic folly , or it can spur innovations that make the world a brighter place.

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  • Untangling the mess. October is a perfect month to frighten a few (um, all) of those problem clients. On All Hallows' Eve, the lawyers of the world (1.3 million of them) 1 will make a collective decision to devote their days to yarn bombing around the world. Officials will be confused then overrun with calls to cut through this new red tape. A black market for scissors will quickly develop an...

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  • When forensic accounting toppled a crime lord. Al Capone's gang ran Prohibition-era Chicago with an iron fist. Capone and his cohorts racked up an estimated $100 million 1 per year through gambling rings, prostitution, and bootlegging schemes.

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  • Let the years tell a story. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "We are not makers of history. We are made by history." Perhaps this is why historic homes hold a special place in many hearts. The genuine character and stories that form a home can’t easily be recreated, and they helped to form the very basis of our lives today.

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  • Policy and law adapt as new technologies emerge. Self-driving cars, 3D printing, and the all-encompassing Internet of Things (IoT) are exciting, futuristic frontiers. As with other mass-market technology introduced in the previous century, these advances are fraught with unknowable legal and ethical consequences. It is often left up to the courts and legal professionals to untangle and make sens...

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  • Technology holds the key to your career path. A word like automation might make you think of apocalyptic wars between humans and machines. And as an accountant, you've probably worried about technology replacing all the human jobs in your profession.

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  • Hop on the AI wave. Classic science fiction is full of inaccurate predictions. Humans haven't colonized Venus, families don't own personal rocket ships, and time travel remains a distant dream. But whether we like it or not, machines (like the ones in old sci-fi stories) have taken over millions of human jobs.

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  • As homes become smarter, so can you. By 2020, the global home automation market will be worth over $121.73 billion. 1 The reality is, technology is here to stay. But as homes get smarter with time, so can you.

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  • How should you respond? By Wilhelm Dingler, Esquire Requests for comfort letters from loan underwriters and other parties have generated significant buzz in the accounting community. The topic has garnered considerable attention on NSA Tax Talk and local AICPA's tax list serves, as well as a host of others.

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  • Read to succeed. What do marijuana, busy season, Uber, and auditing all have in common? Well, not a whole lot, unless you really stretch your imagination. However, we're turning to five excellent accounting blogs to cover these timely topics.

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  • Make a difference. How can your skills as a CPA transfer into the world of volunteering? Check out our infographic and see how your accounting skills can benefit volunteer organizations around the world.

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  • Upgrade your tech and transparency. If you picture all millennials as trend-hopping youngsters dressed in funny hats and crazy glasses, you should adjust your mental image. Many members of this generation are old enough to remember life before the Internet.

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  • Stay on your A-game. The barbaric invaders stomp across your brain. They carry torches and pitchforks, and they have strange names like Child Credit, Reinvested Dividends, and Charitable Contributions. You snap awake from the nightmare.

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  • A real-life claim situation. Countless accountants pursue comprehensive continued education to prevent harmful claims. If you stay current with ever-changing tax laws, you create an extra layer of protection for your career and your firm.

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  • Surpass your firm's financial goals. Are your New Year's resolutions written in pencil or etched in stone? Whether you're fully committed to your 2017 goals or still searching for motivation, you should take a closer look at your accounting firm's Facebook page.

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  • Big data and the future of business intelligence tools. Like most professions, accounting has been fundamentally altered by modern computer technology. As an accountant, you keep your work organized, productive, accurate, and efficient by using digital spreadsheets. However, the relationship between business intelligence (BI) tools and modern technology is more symbiotic than you might realize.

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  • Organize, prioritize, and prosper. Docketing is a critical process for any law firm, from the solo proprietor who only handles real estate closings, to the mega-firm with a broad range of complex areas of practice. The docket function does not produce billable hours; it is invisible to clients. Nevertheless, an incomplete process or failure to follow established protocols can result in claims th...

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  • Expand your knowledge. Or just have a quick laugh. We've combed the news outlets, journals, and professional (and not-so-professional) law blogs to collect the best ideas, news, and hot topics. We've done the legwork so you don’t have to.

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  • Roll with the changes. The digital landscape is constantly evolving; can your law firm keep up? Check out our infographic for more on the ever-changing world of technology and how it affects the legal profession.

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  • Don't ignore the power of Snapchat evidence. In "The Art of War," Sun Tzu wrote, "If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle." From case to case, technology changes alliances. Emails, Internet history, and text messages reinforce one argument and destroy the next.

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  • How to use “big data” for your firm. It’s no secret that the legal field seems to be behind on data trends. Apart from its effectiveness in measuring the basics—like cutting costs, increasing efficiencies, and evaluating marketing results—data hasn’t had a significant presence in the court room. But the industry is evolving, and the world as you know it is changing.

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  • Always leave a paper trail. Too often, attorneys cite great client relationships as their reason for not using official letters. But even long-time clients may second-guess your work or the outcome of a legal issue. If you rely on handshakes and verbal agreements, you may lack crucial documentation to help defend your reputation and career against claims.

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  • Resolve to connect with people and causes. The new year has begun, and chances are, you’ve already created an epic list of New Year’s resolutions designed for self-improvement. Perhaps you’ve resolved to eat better, sleep more, or procrastinate less. A commitment to bettering yourself is commendable, but what if you could adopt resolutions that helped improve your own life as well as the lives o...

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