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    1. 3 Major Marketing Trends to Look Out for in 2019

      3 Major Marketing Trends to Look Out for in 2019

      Over the last two years, we have seen some subtle shifts in customer reaction towards conventional digital marketing. For instance, the increasing use of ad blockers by many, especially millennials in the U.S., indicates that conventional ads are no longer as popular as they were in 2016.

      With a little study of marketing in 2018 and of creative companies that did well for themselves last year, I have come up with a few trends that we should all expect more of in the new year. This is in no way exhaustive, but it’s worth the read.

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    2. Retailers are getting slammed after reporting holiday sales. Here's why | Markets Insider

      • Shares of retailers fell on Thursday after Target, Kohl's, and Macy's reported holiday sales guidance. Nordstrom shares plunged 8% in sympathy, and Best Buy fell 3%.
      • Macy's led the group to the downside, with an 18% drop. The company lowered its sales and earnings guidance after a weak holiday period.
      • The XRT, a popular retail-tracking ETF, fell 2%.
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      Mentions: Macy Nordstrom
    3. Local experts: Avoid New Year’s resolution scams, read the fine print

      Local experts: Avoid New Year’s resolution scams, read the fine print

      Local experts warned area consumers not to rush decisions that could put their pockets at risk in order to fulfill New Year’s resolutions. The result can be money lost, whether through scams or companies that don’t disclose all the details on deals targeting people looking to lose weight or improve their finances. One of the biggest scams to beware of is free trials, said John North, president and CEO of the Miami Valley Better Business Bureau.

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    4. A Retiree's Guide to Key Dates in 2019

      A Retiree's Guide to Key Dates in 2019

      When ringing in a new year, many people resolve to be better organized or improve how they manage their finances. "On January 1st, you should be waking up thinking, 'What is my overall game plan for this year?' " We suggests developing a road map for this year's financial journey. After all, the start of a new year is a great time to assess your financial situation and make plans to improve it.

      To make that easier, this calendar highlights the critical dates that are pertinent to preretirees and retirees for 2019, covering categories such as taxes and health care. Miss a deadline, and it could sock your finances. So print out these pages and post them on your fridge, or set reminders on an online calendar to avoid forgetting a crucial deadline.

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    5. IRS Slaps 100% Penalty On Employment Tax Problems

      IRS Slaps 100% Penalty On Employment Tax Problems

      Paying taxes is rarely something you look forward to. It is perfectly legal to arrange your affairs to pay as little as possible. But if you think that paying taxes can't get any worse, you would be wrong. The least satisfying of all taxes would be paying taxes that are not even yours. That might be how some people view some 'responsible persons' who are stuck paying their employer's taxes. Let's start with the basics. If you have employees, paying employment taxes is inevitable.

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    6. If you’re making New Year’s resolutions, here’s one for the

      If you’re making New Year’s resolutions, here’s one for the

      If you’re making New Year’s resolutions, here’s one for the top of your list: I won’t complain about a surprise tax bill or lower refund if I neglected to check my withholding. The 2017 tax overhaul made major changes to the code, such as limiting the deduction for state and local taxes and greatly expanding the tax credit for children under 17. The Treasury Department required employers and pension payers to lower withholding for 2018.

      The IRS recently warned that the number of filers who owe tax or penalties for 2018 is likely to be larger than in recent years, adding that “many of them are likely to be people who have always gotten refunds.”

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    7. The 5 Most Important Accounting Reports for Your Small Business

      The 5 Most Important Accounting Reports for Your Small Business

      Here are the key reports to know about, including profit and loss statements, revenue by customer and more.

      When it comes to small business accounting, most people know that it is important to keep your records updated for taxes. However, there are many more benefits from small business accounting that you can use to grow, improve and expand your business. Here are some of the most important accounting reports for your small business that you should know about.

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      Mentions: Robert Williams
    8. 9 Things to Do When You Want to Quit Your Job But Really Shouldn't

      9 Things to Do When You Want to Quit Your Job But Really Shouldn't

      Fantasizing about quitting your job and filling your boss's office with sea cucumbers and dead fish? Consider a different approach.

      Sometimes you have to rage-quit your job (we totally get it), but instead of living out the fantasy you’ve been playing over and over in your head of filling your boss’s office with sea cucumbers and dead fish, consider a different approach.

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    9. The Difference Between Being Productive and Being Busy

      The Difference Between Being Productive and Being Busy
      1. The more you accomplish, the better you will feel about yourself. Tracy stresses that, instead of worrying about how big or small the task is, instead, put your mind to finishing the task itself. Tracy mentions that every time you knock off something off your to-do list, your brain is sent a shot of dopamine, making you feel fulfilled.
      2. When you have something to look forward to, you wil feel more excited to jump out of bed. Moreover, when you have a solid goal to work towards, your mindset will automatically feel more centered and prepared to take on the day. 
      3. Clean up clutter. When there is simply too much stuff crowding your living space, the stress just automatically follows. 
      4. Exercise. The act of exercising is an automatic mood-booster.
      5. Find something to do at all times. When you are occupied with some project or task, you are less likely to ...
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      Mentions: Apple Branding
    10. These 4 Business Trends Will Have a Major Impact In 2019 -- Watch Them Closely

      These 4 Business Trends Will Have a Major Impact In 2019 -- Watch Them Closely

      New ways to pay, shipping competition, AI and the gig economy are all factors that will deeply affect future U.S. businesses. Are you listening?

      You've likely experienced your fair share of ups and downs throughout 2018, so to minimize the "downs" side of the equation and lead your team in the right direction in 2019, think about starting to prepare now.

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