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Tenacity and Team USA

Tenacity. It is one of the traits that U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls display on a daily basis and is a key to helping make these athletes the best in the world.  Being tenacious was probably the single most important key to my success as a U.S. Boxing champion and member of Team USA.  Not just tenacity inside the ring, but being able to think outside the box and find ways around every challenge that stood between me and my dream.

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What to do if you don’t pass the CPA

Nearly half of the people who take the CPA exam each year don’t pass the exam. Many go on to retake the exam and earn a passing score, but some decide that the CPA designation is just not for them. Whether it’s the cost, the stress of exams, or just a realization that there are options outside of public accounting, many candidates move on to something else. The CPA designation is widely recognized and respected, but several other designations can help you land a lucrative career.

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How Temp Work Can Help Maximize Your Work/Life Balance

In 2014, Harvard Business Review referred to work/life balance as “at best an elusive ideal and at worst a complete myth” but there is one group in the workforce that has found balance in perhaps an unexpected source: temp work. Some may think of temp work strictly as a wayside on the road to permanent employment, something to do in between “real” jobs, unpredictable or unstable.

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Unique Team Building for Finance Pros

Team building activities are essential for encouraging a close-knit team, boosting morale and encouraging creativity and productivity. Happy hours, company potlucks, and group outings to sporting events are all fun ways to get teams to spend time together, but they rarely foster new connections between team members. Instead, try out these unique team building ideas for your company’s finance pros.

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How Each Presidential Candidate Will Impact Taxes

Any run for political office involves lots of promises, none more so than the run for president. Each presidential candidate pledges to improve the economy, jobs, education, healthcare, immigration, civil rights, and more. Like every one of the fifty-six presidential elections that have gone before, some of those promises will be realized, and some will fall by the wayside. What’s certain, though, is that no matter who gets elected come November, our nation’s tax laws will be affected. What does that mean for you?

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June Jobs Report Shows 287,000 Jobs Added

The Latest From the BLS Employment Report: 287,000 Jobs Added in June After a disappointing jobs numbers showing last month, private-sector employment picked up significantly in June — suggesting the weak May nonfarm-payroll report may have been an anomaly. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs report showed that 287,000 private-sector jobs were added in June, above economists expectations for a gain of 150,000 jobs.

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Business Casual or Jeans All Week: How to Navigate the Dress Code in the Modern Accounting Office

A recent article in CGMA Magazine revealed that many accounting firms in the U.S. are trading in formal dress codes for jeans-all-week policies. While many workplaces have been heading in that direction for some time now, confusion persists over what constitutes “business casual” let alone adding jeans to the mix. Many modern accounting offices already have business casual dress codes Monday through Thursday with jeans allowed on Fridays so most professionals have been navigating casual dress codes for a while.

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The Key to Fixing the Economy: Hire More Women!

It’s no surprise that there is a serious lack of women working in finance. A walk down Wall Street will confirm that when it comes to finance, men dominate the industry. After the recession in 2008, top researchers wanted to understand what happened and how best to stop another crisis from happening. The answer is simple – hire more women. Finance and investing is based on risk and reward. It’s a delicate balance. It’s important to maximize reward all while keeping risk tolerable.

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