Happy Friday! As a former boss used to say, "only two more days in the work week. Just kidding. Sort of." It's been a crazy week in the news. Apparently North Korea now controls what movies we can watch. I'm glad I still have Team America on plastic (DVD), I think I'll throw it on this weekend. I'm sure I won't be the only one!
There's a lot of financial news, too. Here's my weekly summary of financial stores and issues that matter to me. Enjoy!
Forbes.com - 7 Tax Saving Steps to Take by End of Year. The Financial Finesse team shares seven great tips to do before the end of the year to maximize your refund in 2015.
Wall Street Journal - Picking Your Workplace Battles. We were flattered to be quoted in this great article by Sue Shellenbarger. Sue explores how to pick your battles and how to most effectively resolve workplace conflict when it inevitably happens.
Yahoo Finance - Congress Passes Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014. Also know as "the extenders," the Act extends a host of previously expired tax breaks for individuals and businesses through year-end, and also provides for the establishment of a new type of tax-advantaged savings program to help in meeting the financial needs of disabled individuals.
Forbes.com - 20 Really Stupid Things In The U.S. Tax Code. Robert Wood's candid and humorous take on some of the absurdities of the U.S. tax code.
MarketWatch - U.S. stock gains led by energy, materials. The last couple of weeks have been very volatile for U.S.stock markets. Last week was the worst for the DJIA since November 2011, but the markets rallied back this week.
Common Form Announces Scholarship for Finance or Accounting Students. Common Form is thrilled to announce that we’re offering a scholarship to one of the top finance or accounting students in the country! We’re excited to give back in this small way, and of course as a tax software company we have a vested interested in helping future finance professionals maximize their potential and join this extremely important industry.