Smart stops on the Web.





GENERAL INTEREST

For the Future:
Insurance and Estate Planning

http://www.coverage.com
Find a wealth of links to state insurance commissioners and government agencies and services.

http://www.lifenet.com
Use interactive calculators to help make insurance and estate planning decisions and download information.

http://www.iii.org
The not-for-profit Insurance Information Institute offers online information to consumers and includes a special section on the insurance implications of hurricane damage.

http://www.ca-probate.com/attylist.htm
Lawyers with estate planning, probate and trust practices who have Web sites can add themselves for free to this geographically arranged listing. Link directly to a lawyer in your area.

http://ext.msstate.edu/fce/ferm/ferm.html#ferm
Mississippi State University provides basic information on estate planning and defines key terms. Some information is specifically applicable to Mississippi, but most of it is more general.

http://www.icle.org/sections/probate
The Institute of Continuing Legal Education provides information on wills, trusts and estates. Hotlinks to similar resources also are included as well as news reports on the latest relevant Internal Revenue Service notices.

http://www.rushforth.org/planning.html
Layne T. Rushforth, lead attorney in the Las Vegas office of the Busch Firm P.C., created this site as an introduction to and discussion of estate planning topics. Included are advanced estate planning articles and hotlinks to other estate planning, probate and trust law Web site.

http:connectyou.com/ins/feature.htm
Billing itself as the "one-stop site for everything that involves the insurance industry" (and maintained by Insurance Connections!), the site includes a detailed list of insurance associations and yellow pages with a convenient index to find insurance companies and associations quickly. Also online are experts in the field to assist with insurance questions as well as hotlinks to other insurance Web sites.


BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

No Business Like (Trade) Show Business

http://www.tscentral.com
This site provides detailed information on 30,000 events as well as 5,000 venues and facilities—one-stop shopping for anyone organizing or attending a trade show.

Small Business Counseling

http://www.score.org
Check out the new site of the Service Corps of Retired Executives and take advantage of online counseling and articles on relevant topics, such as financing.

Free Management Tips and Newsletters

http://www.www.bizbasics.com/
The management consulting firm of Philip Adam & Associates posts free newsletters on topics such as promoting creativity, team leadership, service companies and marketplace needs.

A Mall for Bankers

http://www.bankersmart.aba.com
BankersMart, a new Internet service from the American Bankers Association, provides bankers and other industry professionals with connections to vendors and service provides, an events calendar and job postings.



SPONSORED REPORT

Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news with this short quiz.

CHECKLIST

Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.