Turn on the HEET for education

  • December 15, 2015

With the onset of cold weather in many parts of the country, grandparents of college-bound children may seek some warmth in a smart tax-saving device. Investigate the...

Is PowerPoint still relevant?

  • November 08, 2015

Q. Everybody seems to be denigrating the use of PowerPoint presentations. Is PowerPoint still a relevant application?

Lower tax through salary reduction plan

  • September 25, 2015

Suppose your employees regularly incur business expenses that aren’t reimbursed by your company. For example, they might personally pay for business travel or...

Clean up SharePoint’s Quick Launch tool

  • September 21, 2015

In SharePoint 2013, the Quick Launch navigation tool (links to pages and objects on the left), automatically creates a Recent category with links to all of the most...

SharePoint Library folders … or not

  • September 18, 2015

When deciding to roll out SharePoint 2013, you have many decisions to make. Without considerable forethought, SharePoint quickly becomes just a different kind of junk...

Creating slide subsections in PowerPoint

  • August 26, 2015

One of the best new features introduced in PowerPoint 2010 (and also included with PowerPoint 2013) is the ability to group presentation slides into sections.

Buy back stock after gift to charity

  • August 08, 2015

Q. I donated appreciated stock to charity, and I want to reacquire more shares of the same stock. Does this violate the wash sale rule?

When is alimony deductible?

  • August 02, 2015

Alimony paid by a taxpayer is deductible while child support is not. Conversely, alimony payments are taxable to the recipient, while amounts paid for child support...

Designate yourself as a 529 beneficiary

  • July 22, 2015

The Section 529 plan is a popular way for parents and grandparents to provide college funding for the younger generation. But suppose you’re the one thinking...